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.

Here's an essay on my work and on my discipline



+27 823409027


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.

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     Kwena K. Chokoe
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