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Blackenez is a double-edged sword; a world of photography meets visual art.conceived since the beginning of time

we aim to bring a vision of this double-edged sword and cut both ways in ideas, experimentation and collaborations


All photographic work and ideas are conceived by Nontsikelelo Veleko and collaborators 


Originally from South Africa and based in France the influence is worldwide but mainly Japanese and African





2008    Standard Bank Young Artist Award 
2008 Nominated for the KLM Paul Huf Photography Award, Netherlands
2007     International Photography Research Network (IPRN), Residency, Sunderland, UK
2007  Bamako 7th Photography Encounters-Seydou Keita Jury Prize, Bamako, Mali
2003     MTN New Contemporaries, Nominee, Johannesburg South Africa
2002     ProHelvetia - iaab and MPW - 3-month internship, Basel, Switzerland


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