Photo of Mandisa Buthelezi

Mandisa Buthelezi

b. Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, 1991

Mandisa Buthelezi’s work as photographer and film director is informed by a respect for rural culture and explores notions of identity and spirituality within them. The cataloguing and preserving of African culture through visual art is also an important part of her work.


2016 Incubation Programme, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg
2011 National Diploma: Construction management & quantity surveying, Durban University of Technology

Group Exhibitions

2016 AMANDLA! South African Women’s Photographers, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China
2016 Social Justice Through The Lens, Breakaway Café, Cape Town
2016 Ngale, KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA), Durban
2014 Regarding Otherwhere?, KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA), Durban
2014 Have we been heard?, Durban ICC, Durban, South Africa

Awards & Residencies

2016 Social Justice Through The Lens Photography Competition, Runner Up, Open Society Foundation for South Africa
2016 Studio Vortex photography residency, France