Zanele Muholi completed an Advanced Programme in Photography at the Photo Workshop and has gone on to become one of the most acclaimed female artists in South Africa. Muholi’s interest lies in the black female body in a frank, yet intimate, way that challenges the history of the portrayal of black women's bodies in documentary photography. She has exhibited extensively both internationally and locally and has won awards including the 2005 Tollman Award for the Visual Arts, and the first BHP Billiton/Wits University Visual Arts Fellowship in 2006.
Jodi Bieber studied at the Market Photo Workshop in the early nineties and has gone on to win countless awards, most notably the 2010 World Press Photo of the Year award for her portrait of Bibi Aisha that featured on the cover of Time Magazine. She was also the winner of the Prix de le l'Union Europeene at the Recontres de Bamako Biennale Africaine de la Photographie, November 2009. Bieber has exhibited widely and has been included in a number of publications as an artist as well as a photojournalist.
Sabelo Mlangeni studied at the Photo Workshop from 2001- 2004. He won the Tollman Award for the Visual Arts in 2009. His first solo show, Invisible Women, took place at Warren Siebrits, Johannesburg (2007). Group exhibitions include I am not afraid: Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, Johannesburg Art Gallery (2010); Obsession, PhotoZA Gallery (2004); Johannesburg Circa Now, Johannesburg Art Gallery (2005); Gender & Visual Exhibitions, District Six Museum (2005); and Positive: Pulse at Sun International, Sun City (2003).
Musa Nxumalo studied at the Photo Workshop in 2008 and 2009 and was the fourth recipient of the Edward Ruiz Fellowship. He has recently held a solo exhibition at the Afronova Gallery in Braamfontein and won the 2010 ImpACT Award for Visual Art.
Nontsikelelo ‘Lolo’ Veleko trained and worked at the Photo Workshop between 1999 and 2004 and first came under the spotlight when she was nominated for the MTN New Contemporaries Award in 2003. She has since exhibited her signature photography widely, most notably on the blockbuster exhibition Snap Judgments at the ICP in New York, curated by Okwui Enwezor.
Themba Hadebe studied at the Market Photo Workshop from 1991-1994 and has won numerous awards including a World Press Award in 1998.
Bonile Bam studied at the Photo Workshop in 1997 and 1998 and went on to work at the Photo Workshop as a course assistant until and including 2003. He was the Getty Images Fellowship Programme recipient in 2003 to study at the International Center of Photography and intern at the Getty Images News Desk. He has exhibited at The Seippel Gallery in Johannesburg, the Stadsteatern Stockholm. Bam has also worked as a photojournalist for The Star, Business Day and the Sunday Times.