New Anglesby Thandile Zwelibanzi / 18.09.2013
Thandile Zwelibanzi flashed onto the scene in 2011 with his debut solo exhibition Still Existence and has been a name to look out for in South African photography ever since. Born in the Eastern Cape in 1987 and currently residing in Mogale City to the West of Jozi, Zwelibanzi studied and worked at the Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, (2008-2011) and received the Edward Ruiz Mentorship. Still Existence was selected for the Rencontres de Bamako African Biennial in Mali. Thandile is currently working on a collaborative project involving the Market Photo Workshop, the Forced Migration Studies Programme at Wits and the Sisonke Sex Worker Movement. Training sex workers photography skills and visual literacy, the project is taking place between Johannesburg and Mussina (more on this on Mahala soon).
We sent Thandile to the Puma Social Club last Friday in search of new angles and perspectives on what is (thanks to us) Mzansi’s most photographed night club. Here you go.
*All images © Thandile Zwelibanzi