Hello, I'm Kwena K. Chokoe
b. 1987, Johannesburg.
I have been photographing since my intensive studies in technical analogue photography 16 years ago and I am seriously looking to get published. My body of work just keeps increasing in volume and needs a book into which it can spill.
My process is such that I constantly shoot what is around me, then later compile the images to reveal and 'postulate' a pattern in nature, behaviour, culture; or to narrate a fiction using real-life captures.
I call myself a photo artist- open to collaborate and exhibit.
Agencies, I am also open to doing editorial work, but only shoot celluloid.
All the art is already in my thoughts
It is vindicated by my observations
Which I compose in photographs
That exist in instant-infinite tension
Apart from my photography,
As of 2024, I am studying Cultural Policy and Management at Wits University, Johannesburg.
I worked in arts & culture, independently for many years before, and then in the development space. My last project involved institutional development of an arts fund, for which I was the former grant manager. I am open to consulting on other such projects, as well as get involved in Global South exchanges.
Lastly, I have a jewellery business Wingkaba that I quietly create for. It allows me to explore gemmology and design, which are two other passions of mine that I make sure not to neglect. As I seek a new metalsmith who can execute my designs, I have put this passion project on ice.
For media outlets, the limited use of my images starts at $250.
For supporters and collectors, images start at $650 neg.
Look out for my flash sales on IG @kwenachokoe
I accept Ether and tokens at kwena.eth
I accept Paypal and credit card transfers
Cash in USD and ZAR welcome
Thank you for stopping by :)
**Portraits are approved for use prior to sale by the subject. Sale not guaranteed.