As a school of photography, a gallery, and a project space, the Market Photo Workshop has played a pivotal role in the training of South Africa’s photographers, ensuring that visual literacy reaches neglected and marginalised parts of our society. Since it was founded in 1989 by world-renowned photographer David Goldblatt, the Photo Workshop has been an agent of change and representation, informing photographers, visual artists, educators, students and broader communities of trends, issues and debates in photography and visual culture.
Learn about our projects, exhibitions and mentorship programmes.
© Mack Magagane, from the series ...in this city, 2012
Visit our school, take part in our public discissions, and visit the Photo Workshop Gallery.
Joburg Photo Umbrella
JPU is a festival of photography initiated by the Market Photo Workshop in collaboration with the British Council’s Connect ZA and the Brighton Photo Biennial.
Learn more about our photography courses.
© Puxley Makgatho, Untitled, 2009
Apply for a photography course at the Photo Workshop
Photo Workshop has two short courses and two year programmes open for application. The Foundation Course in Photography is an eight-week introductory course aimed at those with basic or no experience in photography, and the Intermediate Course in Photography is a 13-week, full-time course aimed at preparing you for the creative, conceptual, technical and professional demands of photographic practice. Click here for more details about these and other courses.