Ending 1st Aug, 2023 18:06

Photographs + Editions

  Lot 13
Lot 13 - Gopolang Ledwaba (South Africa 1993-)


Gopolang Ledwaba (South Africa 1993-)
Izithunzi, Braamfischerville, Soweto

colour digital print on matte archival paper

Signature details: signed bottom right
Location: Johannesburg

Estimated at R5,000 - R7,000


colour digital print on matte archival paper

Signature details: signed bottom right
Location: Johannesburg


image size: 40 x 60 cm; sheet size: 46.5 x 66 cm unframed


Private collection, Johannesburg.


Gopolang Ledwaba is a photojournalist, Documentary photographer, collector and founder at Mandebele Photo Gallery and cultural practitioner based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is passionate about documenting and telling stories of daily lives of communities. His work focuses largely on issues of land, spirituality, architecture, and migration and how these issues intersect to influence personal identity.

Ledwaba grew up in Soweto. At the age of 11 he used to buy a newspaper every morning to read and look at the photographs. That is when his love for photography began. Looking at photographs everyday taught him to pay attention to what is happening in and around the world.

He studied media studies and journalism at Intec College then later enrolled for a Foundation course in photography, Intermediate course in photography then Photojournalism and documentary photography at The Market Photo Workshop in Newtown, Johannesburg.


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Auction: Photographs + Editions, ending 1st Aug, 2023

Aspire Art presents another specially themed Timed-Online auction, PHOTOGRAPHS + EDITIONS. The sale includes editioned works by well-loved South African favourites, Walter Battiss, Deborah Bell, Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge, Nelson Makamo, Karel Nel, Helen Sebidi and Diane Victor, amongst others.

Notable photographic highlights are three historical images from the 1960s and 70s of Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela by the acclaimed photographer, Alf Kumalo. Also featured are photographic works by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin and Daniel Naudé and a selection of striking images documenting southern African rural and urban landscapes, by photographers including Gopolang Ledwaba, Struan Robertson and Graeme Williams.

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