Nkgopoleng is a self taught photographer trained formally as a chartered accountant. She became interested in photography when she moved to Johannesburg 2 years ago. This is what she says about living and capturing the city, “having lived in other cities before (both in South Africa & abroad), I found Johannesburg a very complex and often problematic city, which I surprisingly fell in love with. I started using my love for visual language to document the city in an attempt to process and understand my experiences and existence in this city.”
“I’m interested in spaces we occupy and navigate through. How these spaces influence the people we are and the people we become. I capture social choreography in the city of Joburg. I tell stories of life through everyday architecture; exposing the politics of the experience of the body through space, movement and time. My photography interrogates the buildings and spaces around us and the relationship we have with them. My work marries the frivolous & the profound through capturing the city as it is…..showing only what’s there and nothing more.
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