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Of Soul and Joy connects the artistry of photography with social awareness. It was initiated in 2012 in the hope of promoting diversity within the cultural community. The organization was first invited in 2017 to the Rencontres d’Arles festival and returns this summer with an exhibition of 30 photos by emerging and established South African artists.
Artists Sibusiso Bheka, Jabulani Dhlamini, Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo, Litha Kanda, Vuyo Mabheka, Lunathi Mngxuma, Thobeka Nzwana, and Thandile Zwelibanzi explore issues around politics, social, educational, personal, cultural, and identity in their practice, revealing the reality and challenges of life in South African townships. Through different lenses, the audience is submerged in the existence and beauty of these environments and communities.