Jabulani Dhlamini (b. 1983, Warden, South Africa) is a documentary photographer whose practice reflects on his upbringing in the post-apartheid era alongside the experiences of local South African communities. Dhlamini’s most celebrated bodies of work have focused on key moments in South African history, such as Recaptured which looks at cross-generational recollections of the Sharpeville Massacre, and Isisekelo which documents the familial impact of land dispossession and iQhawekazi, which mapped the shifting legacy of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the time of her death in 2018.
Solo exhibitions include: Casa/iKhaya Lami, Mitre Gallery, Brazil (2023); Isisekelo, Goodman Gallery Johannesburg (2019); Recaptured, Goodman Gallery Cape Town (2016); uMama, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg (2012). Group exhibitions: Inganekwane, North West University Gallery, South Africa (2022); iHubo – Whispers, PhotoSaintGermain festival, France (2022); Side to Side Johannesburg, La Permanence Photographique, France (2022); and A Different Now is Close Enough to Exhale on You, Umhlabathi Collective Gallery, South Africa (2022); Five Photographers. A tribute to David Goldblatt, Gerard Sekoto Gallery, French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg. Dhlamini is an alumni fellow of the Edward Ruiz Mentorship programme and the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg.Download full CV
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iHubo: Nkosi Sikelela | Goodman Gallery Cape Town
The novelist Petina Gappah on a group of writers who put a fresh, modern vision of Africa out into the world, portraits by artist Jabulani Dhlamini