Santu Mofokeng will be guest at the Thami Mnyele Foundation in the months of June and July 2012.
Santu Mofokeng is regarded as one of the most important and influential African photographers living today.
Santu Mofokeng (born in 1956 in Johannesburg) started taking pictures in the early '80s. After a short period as a street photographer and some jobs in dark rooms of newspapers, he completed his first photographic essay in 1986, entitled Train Church. Mofokeng focuses on capturing the aspects that dominate the daily life of the blacks in South Africa, like the experience of commuting and the pervasiveness of spirituality.
Till the 29 July 2012 his work is visible in the exhibition "Santu Mofokeng Chasing Shadows – Thirty Years of Photographic Essay" organized by Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen and curated by Corinne Diserens.