Manyatsa Monyamane is a Gauteng-based visual storyteller, inspired and influenced by African literature, theatre and everyday surroundings.
Her work unpacks unpopular themes, putting a spotlight on stories often overlooked by mainstream media.
She holds a Btech in Photography from the Tshwane University of Technology and is currently completing a Master of Arts in
Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Her cutting edge photography has seen her being a finalist at Pop Cap 2016 and in 2017, Multi & New Media Merit Award Winner and Lizamore & Associates Mentorship Program Winner all for the Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards and Merit Award Winner of the Absa L’Atelier Art Competition which landed her a residency with the Ampersand Foundation in New York.
In 2018 she was announced as a finalist for the International Women Photographers Award with a travelling exhibition in Dubai, New Delhi, Tokyo and Paris.
She was also awarded the US Woordfees Award for Visual Arts category.
Monyamane was part of a group exhibition titled Where I seek I find Myself which was on show at Mocada Museum in Brooklyn, New York and in September with Photoville 2018 also in Brooklyn.
She was selected by World Press Photo as one of the 6 African talents of the 4th edition of the 6×6 Global Talent Program.
In March 2019 she was selected to attend the New York Portfolio Review and also awarded the Tierney Fellowship for photography.
See more of her work here.
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