Lekgetho Makola

South Africa
Lekgetho Makola lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he is the Head of Market Photo Workshop.

Lekgetho James Makola, who was born in GaSekhukhune in Limpopo, sits on the International Advisory Committee to the Board of CatchLight – San Francisco, and Curatorial Advisory Committee of the 2017 Bamako Encounters - Mali.

He has been in the judging panels for number of national and international Photography and Arts Awards and participated as a reviewer in the 2018 New York Times Portfolio Review.

Lekgetho has a Fine Art degree from Durban University of Technology in Durban, South Africa. His artistic achievements include a Bronze Sculpture commission for President Nelson Mandela. He is an International Ford Foundation Fellow on Social Justice 2009, and a Graduate of Howard University in Washington DC USA with a MFA in Film Studies 2013. He worked for the Durban Art Museum, Robben Island Museum including an internship at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. He co-founded Kali TV in Washington DC 2012, an online media platform reporting news on Diaspora communities in the USA and is a founding member of Parallel Film Collective Washington DC, 2012, a non-profit organization focusing on 'Local Equals Global' film culture with the idea that stories of everyday people are worth being told.

He also founded an independent production company KGETHI IMAGES (Pty) Ltd in August 2014 South Africa, which focuses on film, photography and art and is an active member of the virtual continental network Centers of Learning for Photography in Africa.
Lekgetho  Makola

Photo credit:
Lekgetho Makola by © Thandile Zwelibanzi