African Photojournalism Database
Johannesburg, South Africa
Born in the Johannesburg, Rosetta Msimango is an Award Winning photographer whose work is synonymous to human Rights advocacy and giving voice to the voiceless. She is part of a young vibrate team of photographers at City Press. The talented young South African Photographer studied at the Market Photo Workshop in South Africa, majored in Documentary and photojournalism. Her work focuses on personal experiences and social issues such as Gender based violence, Mental Health, Identity and belonging.
She is currently working on a long term projects The Republic of Misogyny a photo documentary on gender based violence which received social and political recognition and led to the birth of a project called Nhlamvu Yelanga where the women were given a platform to bring about transformation by creating pressure garments for other burn survivors and create employment for themselves
She has participated in Group exhibitions at Trasnsition: South Africa at the Bronx Documentary Center in New York, and Not the Usual Suspects at the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town. She has been nominated for the Sikuvile Journalism award both in 2018. She won the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Upcoming/Rising Star award for her series “A Republic of Misogyny”
Rosetta is an adaptable and flexible team player who is able to cope well with obstacles and remains focused in achieving her goals.
2018 - Sikuvile Journalism awards 2018 finalist