Freedom Day 2015- Henry Nxumalo Tribute

The establishment of Drum Magazine in the 1950s, notwithstanding the newly-elected Nationalist Party’s policy of Apartheid, reflected the dynamic changes that were taking place among the new urban Black South African – African, Indian and Coloured – communities. The magazine became an important platform for a new generation of writers and photographers who changed the […]

World Book Day – Thomas Mofolo

Yesterday, 23 April, was World Book Day. Various institutions celebrated the day by hosting dialogue sessions between the public and notable authors. Bloemonday created a digital painting of Thomas Mofolo to honour his contribution towards African literature. The painting has been printed on canvas and will be donated to the National Literature Museum in Bloemfontein […]

Street Journal – Poetry

For this Street Journal I attended a poetry show in Phahameng Bloemfontein hosted by The Archives at eKhanyeni. The show was a full house and it was inspiring to see how a group of passionate people could use their talent to draw such a large crowd in a township. I have to mention that it […]

Street Journal – Geometry

Geometry and repetition was the aim of this street journal shoot. I wanted to identify spaces and objects which created a pattern or formed an interesting composition. There are a lot of spaces in downtown Bloemfontein which at first seem ordinary. Only after close inspection does one realise the beauty of the spaces that we […]

Street Journal – Night time

Some photos taken at night. Taking photos at night requires a compromise between noise and light. Sometimes the noise in a photo is a necessary compromise in order to capture the right light. As a budding photographer these photos taught me a lot about exposure.              

Street Journal – The guys

Bloemonday would not be the same without the the guys that provided not only the moral support, but also the time and commitment required to make a project like this work. A special thank you to: Nkox, Letsima, and Pontsho. This post is just for the guys. These photos were taken while working on various […]