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Introducing RISE photographer: Mpho Mokgadi

Born in 1988 in North West province, Mpho Mokgadi grew up in Pretoria before moving to Johannesburg to complete the Advanced Programme in Photography at the Market Photo Workshop. Mpho’s first accolade came in 2012 when he was awarded second runner up in the Pretoria News and Nikon South Africa competition. Focusing on people and spaces, Mpho’s work has been published in various online art publications such as African Photography Network, Dynamic Africa and Between 10and5. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including ͞African Film Collective͟ at Exposure Gallery (2012) in Johannesburg, the Joburg Fringe (2015), and ͞New Black and White Photography; (2013) and THATARTFAIR (2015) in Cape Town. Mpho has collaborated on a book about Johannesburg’s high-rise buildings, self-published a photo-zine entitled ͞It’s Kind of a Difficult Task͟, and shown his first solo exhibition, ͞In Situ͟, at ROOM Gallery & Projects in 2016.

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