Manyatsa Monyamane

South Africa

“Manyatsa is a technically solid photographer with expert lighting and composition techniques. She uses these skills to articulate nuanced stories on body positivity and the often overlooked communities of the elderly in South Africa. Her approach is ethical and respectful.”

- Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, USA, photographer

Manyatsa Monyamane is a Johannesburg-based artist and visual storyteller. Her work unpacks unpopular themes, putting a spotlight on stories often overlooked by mainstream media.

Born in Mamelodi, South Africa, she completed her Btech in Photography in 2016.

She was a finalist at Pop Cap 2016 and, in 2017, a Multi & New Media Merit Award Winner and Lizamore & Associates Mentorship Programme Solo Exhibition Winner - all for the Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards. Manyatsa Monyamane was also a top 10 finalist and Merit Award Winner of the Absa L’Atelier Art Competition.

In 2018, she was announced as a finalist for the International Women Photographers Award, with a travelling exhibition in Dubai, New Delhi, Tokyo and Paris.

Manyatsa Monyamane’s work is included in the group exhibition, ‘Where I seek I find Myself’, at Mocada Museum in Brooklyn, New York and was in residency with the Ampersand Foundation in New York in January 2018.

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Manyatsa Monyamane