About Lee-Ann

“Photography is the hardest mirror I’ve ever had to hold up to myself. The camera reflects your state of mind and the photograph is a manifestation and reflection of your own psyche. That kind of honest self observation takes a lot of courage. It takes time to peel back the layers of yourself and to show that to the world. ” 
 

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I am a visual storyteller and photographic artist from South Africa. My work explores themes of identity, transitions and universal narratives through long-term collaborative projects. There is an overarching theme of celebration in my work and I am interested in using the medium as a mode of celebration and co-creation.

My long term collaborative projects allow subjects to engage in the co-creation of their stories and how they are represented.  As my work evolves I'm stepping more into the role where I hold space for my subjects to co-create with me and direct their images and how they want to be represented. With the help of strong female mentors I am finding my unique voice and creating work that unapologetically says I’m here - this is me. 

Blink Portfolio Review

New York

2019

Native & IWMF Female Leadership Bootcamp Participant - Kenya

2019

The Independant Photographer Portrait Finalist

2018


''Through My Eyes' Celebrating Female Photographers Winner
2017

 

Head On Photo Festival

Sydney, Australia

2019

 

Unstill Life
Photo Katmandu, Nepal
2018


The Interrupters
Amplify Studio, Cape Town
 2017

The Prison Freedom Project
Ongaro Studio, Cape Town
2016

Silent Moments
Bello Studio, Cape Town

2014
 

Phone
&Location

+27 71 675 8372

Cape Town, South Africa

leeannolwage@gmail.com

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