Simphiwe Majozi (b.1993), is a photographer from Daveyton, East of Johannesburg. Between 2016 and 2017 he participated in the Ekhuruleni Art Development Program and in
Simphiwe Majozi uses the photographic medium to bring vision to his unseen experience of home. His work considers the immense spiritual value of those precious items left behind by those who have passed on, while acknowledging the significance of those who remain and become both remnants of and successors to; the lives and dreams of their ancestors.
Many photographers, past and present, have documented South African cultural and spiritual traditions and practices, in an attempt to evoke the spirited connection between earthly and metaphysical bodies. Majozi’s work brings a personal and contemporary vision to cultural tradition, reflecting on the experiences of those who are left behind – as inheritors of familial bonds and ancestral legacies. His body of work explores the role that both photography and these inherited belongings play in our attempts to cherish and hold on to memory. – Michelle Harris, Through The Lens Collective
2018 completed the Foundation Course at Market Photo Workshop. In 2019 he joined the Narrative Course at Through The Lens Collective for 6 months, where he is currently doing the Mid Level Course. The work created in the Narrative Course, Inhlambululo, allowed him his first solo show at the Springs Art Gallery. He also participated in a group show at Berman Contemporary, The Image is Our Voice in 2020.
In 2018 he was part of a student exhibition that was organized by Ekurhuleni Art Development program in Springs Art Gallery ‘’BEYOND TEACHING II’’ later on the same year, Bodutu Art Gallery in Vaal University of Technology ‘’ART GOES BEYOND TEACHING II’’. In February 2020 he participated in ‘’The Portrait Show’’ Exhibition at Through the lens Collective. Online Exhibition with Demptyspace.Photo in Seoul, South Korea 2020.