Photographer Nontsikelelo "Lolo" Veleko is the Standard Bank Yound Artist for Visual Art 2008. In her work she explores the people and places that make the streets and emerging identities of South Africa her visual wonderland.
Born in 1977, Nontsikelelo Veleko lived and worked in Johannesburg. She is a highly original photographer and project manager/co-coordinator at the Market Photo Workshop, where she previously trained in the art of photography. In the last couple of years, Lolo has been gathering a great deal of attention with her striking work entitled Beauty is in the eyes of a beholder. She was a nominee and finalist of the MTN New Contemporary Artists in 2003 and has since been participating in important local and international exhibitions. Already this year, her photographs were exhibited in the landmark exhibition Snap Judgements : New Positions in Contemporary African Photography at the International Center of Photography in New York and in Personae Scenarios-the new African Photography, Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea in Rome. Also recently she was participating in well publicized shows like Click at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, or Unsettled, 8 South African photographers in Denmark, Sweden and South Africa, as well as other exhibitions and projects in Switzerland, the United States and of course at home.
(This short video was created by CueTV which is the video portion of a blog produced by Rhodes University journalism and media students.The program was orginally produced for the National Arts Festival, an annual festival held in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape
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Année de production : 2007
Durée : 2:30 min
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Uploaded on 15 Dec 2009