About Lee-Ann

"Photography is the hardest mirror I’ve ever had to hold up to myself. Your work is a reflection of your state of mind and reveals that to the world. That kind of honest self observation takes a lot of courage. It takes a long 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 is all about identity, collaboration and celebration. 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. With my long term collaborative projects I aim to create a space where the subjects can play an active part in the co-creation of their stories in order to create images they feel tell their stories in a way that is affirming and celebratory.

2020

World Press Photo Winner

Palm Photo Prize Nominee

Social Documentary Network AFRICA Spotlight

Marilyn Stafford FotoAward Shortlist

2019

Blink Portfolio Review, New York

Native & IWMF Female Leadership Bootcamp Participant - Kenya

2018

The Independent Photographer Portrait Finalist

 

2017
''Through My Eyes' Celebrating Female Photographers Winner
 

World Press Photo

2020

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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