African Photojournalism Database
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Gulshan Khan is an independent photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Focusing on mostly editorial and news works, currently a stringer for AFP, she has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Le Monde, The Financial Times, El Pais among others and she has worked with various NGOs including the UNFPA and the African Womens Development Fund.
A graduate of the Market Photo Workshop, she is a member of the World Press Photo's African Photojournalism Database (APJD) and Women Photograph. In 2018 she was one of six photographers selected for the World Press Photo 6x6 Talent Program, Africa Edition.
Gulshan is working on a long term project which looks at her own background of contemporary muslims and Islam in South Africa. Her interests in identity, transition and belonging continues to direct her visual representations of the human condition and the world around her.
She sometimes dabbles in a bit of video, poetry and short form.
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Art Market Budapest, Budapest.
‘Unstill Life’, Photo Kathmandu
‘Not the usual suspects’ - Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
World Press Photo 6x6 Talent Africa Exhibition, Kutching, Malaysia
‘Foreseen: New Narratives from the APJD’ - Nuku Photo Festival, Ghana
‘Forseen: New Narratives from the APJD’, Photoville, NYC
MFON: Alter Prayer, Ritual and Offerings, Photoville, NYC
‘Foreseen' World Press Photo / APJD - LUMIX - Festival for young Photojournalism
‘AUFBRUCH' - Liebenroder Kultur Ambulanz LKA, Liebende Germany
2018 Top 100 Photos - From the Editors of Time
The Washington Post - Voices fo African Photography: At the intersection of identity power and belonging
World Press Photo Witness - Four to Follow #1
African Studies Palaver, Centre for African Studies, Howard University, Washington DC
Debating the role of photojournalism from SA to Zimbabwe, The Market Photo Workshop, Jhb SA
Roshnee Photo Club, JHB
2018 - World Press Photo 6x6 Talent Africa
- Breaking news
- Video capture
A girl rides the carousel at the Sultan Bahu Fete. Johannesburg, South Africa. The Sultan Bahu Centre is renowned for its ethos of "Healing a Heart" and is a well established community-based NPO which began over 40 years ago and now has offices in all of SA's major cities. The centre runs many projects including a home for vulnerable children, a drug rehabilitation centre, as well as specialised medical care that reverses cataract blindness and provides access to dialysis among others.
From ‘The things we carry with us", the beginnings of a long term project which looks at my own community of muslims in South Africa.
Life in Plastic
Birds scavenge from the waste at Robinson Deep landfill, Johannesburg's largest landfill on June 29, 2018.
From "Life in Plastic"
While Plastic pollution has become a dangerous global problem, for some, recycling means the difference between a meal or going hungry every day. This is a short story on the reclaimers (silver surfers) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Anti Poaching Field Rangers (L to R) Sibusiso Ngwenya Given Mbuyane and Lucky Inama, of Protrack Rhino Task Team, patrol along the river on July 22, 2018 in Limpopo, South Africa.
"How Did Rifles With an American Stamp End Up in the Hands of African Poachers?"
- For the New York Times