Founded by the documentary photographer David Goldblatt in 1989, Market Photo Workshop was originally set up to support black photographers in apartheid South Africa, enabling them access to workshops and education and international photographers.

The organisation is based in Newtown, Johannesburg where it runs a project space, a gallery and a resource centre. Initially the school focused on social documentary photography but has since expanded its remit to include all aspects of photography.

Many acclaimed photographers have emerged from the organisation including Zanele Muholi, Jodi Bieber, Sabelo Miangeni, Musa Nxumalo, Nontsikelelo ‘Lolo’ Veleko, Themba Hadebe and Bonile Bam.

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