Join in on the fun and get your professional portraits - with family, individually or with friends at this years BUZZART17 at The KZNSA in the Mezzanine Gallery by Fotobooth.
Fotobooth is a pop up portraiture project by Durban based photographers, Busani Gcabashe, Njabulo “Blackcloud” Magubane, Simanga “Konstant’ Zondo, Lungelo Makhanya, Niamh Walsh-Vorster and osmosisliza, launched at Buzzart this year. This project came into the making through constant discussions in their collective chats on the subject of “portraiture” as an archive and description of society. With this project the fotobooth photographers push the idea of individualistic representations of people of Durban, offering windows that describe people and cultures: mutual customs, habits, similiarties and differences, at a given place and time. Fotobooth’s vision is to activate a community of practice to push their own boundaries on portraiture. Fotobooth envisions locating their pop-up studio at various creative events around Durban, inviting and including other photographers to partcipate in the project to build up a body of work and images that document the faces of Durban city.
At Fotobooth the photographers offer the sitters 4 digital electronic portraits. These portraits will carry the Fotobooth and a signature of the individual photographers styles. This is the perfect opportunity for family Christmas memory, a new Facebook profile pic or just to be part of documentation of a cities people.
Book your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or come in to the Gallery during BUZZART17 and see which photographer is on duty.
1 person: R35
2 – 3: R50
3 – 4: R75
5 –up: R100
About the photographers:
Busani Gcabashe is documentary fine art freelance photographer in Durban. In 2015 he studied at The Durban Centre for Photography (DCP), during his time with the DCP he was part of a group project and exhibition titled Ngale: Seeing Beyond that was exhibited at The KZNSA Gallery. His work is inspired by documenting the people’s lives.
Photograph by Busani Gcabashe
osmosisliza is an artist and mentor in Contemporary Documentary Photography. osmosisliza (deliberately written in small letter to denounce authority) is her cyborg persona. She claims that in cyberspace she can meet and greet other artists and photographers in a “boundless” space. She regards social media as democratic platform for sharing, expressing and exchanging stories, offering ways of influencing and being influenced by the lived-experiences and opinions of others, through visual and written text. She often “exhibits” her iphonographs (photos made with an iPhone) online using hashtags to group them into mutiple series.
Nthuthuko Photograph by Osmosisliza
Simanga Zondo, also known as Konstant is a Durban based photographer. Zondo graduated with a Diploma of Photography from Durban University of Technology (DUT) in 2015 and is part of The Durban Centre for Photography (DCP). He was part of eight artists/ photographers selected to exhibit their work at Semaphore gallery's forth exhibition titled Anomalies in Switzerland. His work was selected to exhibit at the Essence Festival 2017. He uses the medium of photography to speak about social issues.
Photograph by Simanga Zondo
Niamh Walsh-Vorster is an independent photographer and freelancer living and working in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
After completing a degree in Photojournalism, Media Studies, and Anthroplology at the University Currently Known as Rhodes, she went on to intern at LiveMag in Cape Town in 2015. Her first solo exhibition, The Faithful was held at The Central Methodist Church in Cape Town that same year. She has also worked for Independent Newspapers in Durban, been a student and volunteer for The Durban Centre for Photography, and is the co-founder and co-publisher of Ja. Magazine. In 2016 she was awarded a BASA Arts Journalism Award for her work with Ja. Magazine.
Walsh-Vorster is interested in exploring ‘space and place’ theory through photography. She is currently part of the third edition of the Incubator Programme at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg.
Asanda Chonco Photograph by Niamh Walsh-Vorster
I was born and bred in Ladysmith but I’ve made Durban my home. I started photography in 2012 as a hobby then I decided to further my knowledge by enrolling at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) where I attained my N. Diploma of Photography in 2016. During my studies in 2014 I won Interpret Durban 5 for best portrait that represented Durban. I specialise in Portraits, Documentary and Fashion photography but I see myself as a versatile artist that can adapt to any type of photography. I wouldn’t say I have a particular style but I love making my images black and white. To me photography is the medium of self-expression I make photographs to tell stories, make a statement and introduce new perceptions or ideas about the subject to the viewer.
Photograph by Njabulo Magubane
Llwelyn Juice Makhanya
I am currently a quiet kept photo samurai that is focussing on paying an ode to a forgotten style of portraiture while still keep to certain ideals about “African photography” I am fascinated by the Sophiatown era of portraiture of flamboyance and pride in people.
Photograph by Llwelyn Juice Makhanya