Years of experience: More than 10
Lekgetho James Makola is the head of Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg. He has been on the judging panels for several international photography and arts Awards in the past 4 years, including being the 2020 World Press Photo Awards Chairperson of General Jury and participated as a reviewer in the 2018 New York Times Portfolio Review.
Lekgetho has a Fine Art degree from Durban University of Technology in Durban, South Africa. His artistic achievements include a Bronze Sculpture commission for President Nelson Mandela. He is an International Ford Foundation Fellow on Social Justice 2009, and a Graduate of Howard University in Washington DC USA with a MFA in Film Studies 2013 which he used to start initiatives like Kali TV, Parallel Film Collective and Local Equals Global. He worked for the Durban Art Museum, Robben Island Museum including an internship at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. He also founded an independent production company KGETHI IMAGES (Pty)Ltd in August 2014 South Africa, which focuses on film, photography and art productions. Lekgetho is an active member of the virtual continental network Centres of Learning for Photography in Africa.