African Photojournalism Database
Cape Town, South Africa
Sipho Mpongo was born in Nqamakwe, a rural village on the Eastern Cape of South Africa, in
1993, just one year before the country celebrated its first universal elections, thereby marking an
end to apartheid. Raised in the Langa Township of Cape Town, Mpongo is a photographer
whose work examines youth culture and political change in South Africa. He is a graduate of the Cape Town School of Photography; a recipient of the Magnum Foundation Human Rights and Photography
Fellowship and a member of the photography collective Iliso Labantu.
2015 - Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights, 2017 - Samsung VR training organized by Aljezeera