Zwelethu Mthethwa

Zwelethu Mthethwa is a photojournalist from CapeTown which is in South Africa, he is best known for his large coloured prints. One of his recent projects was the Mtubatuba workshop which is named after the town where the project took place. The project was shown in London, in the Welcome Collection. The Mtubatuba project was about good health where by Zwelethu Mthethwa collaborated with the Africa Centre For Health And Population Studies. In the Mtubatuba workshop, the local people were given basic lessons in photography and then given cameras to move to there communities and explore the theme of good health.

Here is an example of a photo taken by the Participant, the subject is doing a yoga pose and the message of good health is made clear, because we can read it on the board that she is holding . The subject is empowered and she was able to decide how she wanted to be portrayed in the community.

Zwelelthu Mthethwa said in an interview by Enwezor, Humanities Center,

“I was trying to portray these people in a different light”

Personally, I appreciated his project and liked the style of working, his project was clear and for that I went to London, at the welcome Collection, where I looked at his work physically.


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