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This Audio Is Visual

This Audio Is Visual

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This Audio Is Visual is a podcast engaging African photographers on their work and journey as image makers. It is both a masterclass and blueprint archive for new image makers.The conversations will vary according to what each photographer specializes in.
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SPECIAL EPISODE : Puleng Mongale x Sisterbozza inConversation

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THATIKAVA feat ByLwansta
For the latest episode of This Audio Is Visual, our guest co-host Sabelo Mkhabela sits down with rapper and art director @ByLwansta (please always say the “By”) to chat about the importance of visuals and rollouts. With album art reduced to a mere thumbnail in the internet age, ByLwansta believes rollouts are more important now than ever as artists are competing with memes, selfies and other kinds of user generated media. As we have this conversation about the importance of a thorough rollout and visuals, the artist is in the middle of an impressive rollout for a new single titled “asmr”. Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code TAVIGOTYOU at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod ASMR ByLwansta feat Alisha Rosa, Rams, Some.Unique.Individual Artwork by Tshepiso Moropa Host - Sabelo Mkhabela Produced by ANDYMKOSI & Sabelo Mkahbela Recorded, Engineered and Recorded by Tseliso Monaheng Music by  Tseliso Monaheng  
44:11
October 15, 2021
SPECIAL EPISODE : Puleng Mongale x Sisterbozza inConversation
A week back we asked you guys to please help us gather questions we could ask @sisterbozza, who recently came back home from France. In conversation with fellow artists Puleng Mongale, the two talk candidly about language barrier when it comes to open calls/callouts, Sisterbozza's process and what their definition is of the term She Bad Bad. This and more on this dope 30some minute chat. You'll definitely enjoy it. Listen with a friend. This content is part of an ongoing series in collaboration with the She Bad Bad team, the Market Photo Workshop, Nazo! Arts and Projects. Supported by : French Institute of South Africa, Nazo! Arts, Open Society Foundations – South Africa and Market Photo Workshop. Produced by ANDYMKOSI, PULENG MONGALE AND THE TAIV AUDIENCE.
32:38
August 13, 2021
S2 Episode 5 - Andile Phewa
This Audio Is Visual is a podcast engaging photographers and visual artists on their work. The fifth episode of the second season features Durban born photographer Andile Phewa, a Market Photo Workshop alumni whose interests are centred on fashion and nightlife. In the episode the photographer shares insights on invoicing and other photography business hacks. “You cannot research pricing. You price in accordance with (what you have done), how long you have been in the industry,” shares Phewa. He believes the industry can thrive even more with a cohesive community. Through collaboration and organising exhibitions, he has built a community for himself in Cape Town, where he has also found home. Find out more via link in bio. Produced by ANDYMKOSI Recorded by Tseliso Monaheng Hosted by ANDYMKOSI Mixed and Mastered by - Tseliso Monaheng Music by Tseliso Monaheng Text Writted by ANDYMKOSI
25:39
April 19, 2021
S2 Episode 4 - Keabetsoe Makgoane
The fourth episode of season 2 of This Audio is Visual features Keabetsoe Makgoane. In this episode of TAIV, @AndyMkosi sits down with Keabetsoe Makgoane to take a deeper look behind the intention of their photography. Kea who was born and bred in the South of Johannesburg speaks about how their heritage can always be found in their photography.  Kea started their photography journey in 2018, the following year they joined the Market Photo Workshop. Their current style is portrait photography, where they use their family and friends as their collaborators. With their mom as their biggest fan, who also offers honest critique, Kea speaks on how their relationship influences the work they put out. Through this, they offer us a lens to see their community through the softness of their appreciation. “I'm trying to make them live forever.” This also influences the way she represents the topic of sexuality in her photography. To hear more about Kea’s journey as a photographer come through to This Audio Is Visual on all digital streaming platforms. TEXT BY MBALI JOZI PRODUCED AND HOSTED BY  ANDYMKOSI RECORDED AND MASTERED BY  TSELISO MONAHENG MUSIC BY TSELISO MONAHENG
24:29
February 25, 2021
S2 Episode 3 - Sabelo Mkhabela W/Ayanda Charlie as Guest Host
In our third episode of the second season of This Audio is Visual, we have Ayanda Charlie sitting down with Sabelo Mkhabela. Sabelo is the current South African Arts and Culture Editor for OkayAfrica. In this episode, he unwinds his tumultuous journey to being a contemporary cultural writer who doubles as a photographer. However, Sabelo does not consider himself to be a photographer, the title ‘visual documentor’ sits more comfortably. He engages guest Ayanda Charlie about his journey from UCT student to hip Hop culture connoisseur in South Africa. Sabelo speaks warmly about how hard he has worked to find his niche through writing about the world of Hip Hop politics in South Africa. He has worked for The Mail & Guardian, The Fader and LiveMagSA. He has been mentored by industry greats such as Lindokuhle Nkosi and Joonji Mdyogolo who have shaped how he sells himself and his ideas to publications. “If you really really are about the shit you say you are about, you will know more than the layman or laywoman.” Ayanda Charlie is a Digital Media Producer and Communications Manager. Charlie is also one half of collective duo Thesis ZA. In 2019 Thesis made the Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young South African list. HOST : AYANDA CHARLIE PRODUCERS  : AYANDA CHARLIE & ANDYMKOSI RECORDING : TSELISO MONAHENG MIXING AND MASTERING: TSELISO MONAHENG   ARTWORK DESIGNER : TSHEPISO MOROPA TEXT : MBALI JOZI VENUE : THE FORGE BIG THANKS TO NONZUZO GXEKWA !
27:19
January 24, 2021
S2 Episode 2 - Thabo Mthombeni
Episode 2 of Season of This Audio is Visual was recorded at The Forge in Braamfontein. The Forge is a pan-african and progressive cultural venue in Braamfontein. The episode features  "vibey" Zimbabwean born photographer and 3rd year film student Thabo "downtownthabz" Mthombeni on his journey through the lenses. From the importance of community, acknowledging the subject, archiving for the future and the inspiration behind his raw and insightful collection. Description by @SECHABA NKITSENG Produced and Hosted by @ANDYMKOSI Recorded and mixed by TSELISO MONAHENG Episode Artwork by TSELISO MONAHENG Recorded at THE FORGE 
20:34
November 17, 2020
S2 Episode 1 - Amichai Tahor
The first episode of season 2  features fine artist and printmaker, Amichai Tahor. He tells of his appointment to take over the late Andre Meintjies' studio in Braamfontein, where he identified an opportunity to create a linkage between image makers and print makers. "There's  a lot of investigation that needs to be done into the act of producing an image into print." Amichai founded Lightfarm, a print company based in Johannesburg, with his friend and colleague, Andrius Vlachakis. Lightfarm services image makers at varying career levels. Recorded & Mixed by Tseliso Monaheng Produced by ANDYMKOSI Text Ayanda Charlie Photography Tseliso Monaheng
33:20
August 28, 2020
This Audio Is Visual - Puleng Mongale
This Audio Is Visual is a podcast engaging African photographers on their work and journey as image makers. It is both a masterclass and blueprint archive for new image makers.  The conversations will vary according to what each photographer specializes in. The first 2020 episode features Puleng Mongale, a self-described storyteller with a love for documenting the authenticities of life while balancing the intricacies of being a modern day creative. “I am led by intuition, feelings so I let that guide me basically.  I just like making the most of what I’ve got at that moment in time.” Puleng speaks on the struggles of being black and creative in the advertising space where output is king and value is judged by how much one can churn in silence.   With a fresh eye and a bold narrative, she takes on the value of collaboration over the power of self-execution.  Here, she shares some of her personal methods revealing how hers and others' experience with aspects of history lead her through the journey of finding her creative voice and set her content apart. “Once you have found your voice and that thing that you love, no doubt.  Everyone is capable of developing a signature. Nobody does shit the way you do.” PRODUCED AND PRESENTED BY ANDY MKOSI DESCRIPTION BY - SIBABALWE NGXOLA RECORDED AND MIXED BY TSELISO MONAHENG
27:54
March 23, 2020
This Audio Is Visual : Elijah Ndoumbé
This episode of This Audio Is Visual features Elijah Ndoumbé, a multi disciplinary artist who works to challenge the dominant narrative around members of their communities as pathologized beings. Originally raised in France with roots in Cameroon, Elijah travelled to South Africa to continue studying for degrees in African and African-American studies and feminist gender and sexuality studies. They speak on the importance of food in their childhood, how social media can harm our careers, and their work with Dope Saint Jude among other things. Podcast Recorded & Engineered by Tseliso Monaheng  Produced & Hosted by ANDYMKOSI  Instagram : @ThisAudioIsVisual 
57:58
October 25, 2019
This Audio Is Visual - Andile Buka
This Audio Is Visual is a podcast engaging African photographers on their work as image makers. A masterclass and blueprint archive for new image makers. Episode 6 spotlights self taught Johannesburg based, film photographer Andile Buka. In this episode Andile speaks on pursuing connections with fellow creatives, photographing familiar peers with a fresh eye, and the importance of standing up against exploitative structures. The podcast was recorded and edited by Tseliso Monaheng Photographs by Tseliso Monaheng. Produced and hosted by ANDY MKOSI
01:05:20
September 23, 2019
This Audio Is Visual - Tshepiso Mabula
Recorded at the Market Photo Workshop Library, the 5th episode of This Audio Is Visual features Tshepiso Mabula a photographer from Limpopo. They are based in Johannesburg, Soweto. The 45-minute-plus conversation with Mabula touches on a number of topics namely Identity, growing up in a staunch Christian household and their upcoming exhibition UKUGRUMBA, a project she developed as a Tierney Fellowship under the mentorship of Bra’ Buyaphi Mdledle. “UKUGRUMBA, which means to “dig up” in isiXhosa, is a body of work motivated by my family’s trauma as a result of activism in South Africa's struggle against apartheid, liberation and reconciliation effects within present day South Africa,“ elaborates Tshepiso. The exhibition opens on the 21st of August at The Market Photo Workshop. The podcast was recorded and edited by Tseliso Monaheng Photographs by Tseliso Monaheng. Produced and hosted by ANDY MKOSI Assistance by Tshepiso Moropa 
41:08
August 11, 2019
This Audio Is Visual - Koketso Tube
This Audio Is Visual is a podcast engaging African photographers on their work as image makers. A masterclass and blueprint archive for new image makers. The conversations vary according to what each entrepreneur specialises in, while some episodes will spotlight new image makers. Episode spotlights Johannesburg based Koketso Tube, a young contemporary photographer from Kagiso. Tube is a Market Photo Workshop student pursuing the Advance Programme In Photography course. In the episode Koketso shares with me his battle with depression and anxiety, the warm relationship he has with his mother and how documenting other people's journey's has helped him shape his. You can check out Koketso Tube's work @koketsotube on instagram! The podcast was recorded and edited by Tseliso Monaheng Photographs by Tseliso Monaheng. Produced and hosted by ANDY MKOSI
27:17
July 6, 2019
This Audio Is Visual - Jabulani Dhlamini
This Audio Is Visual is a podcast engaging African photographers on their work as image makers. A masterclass and blueprint archive for new image makers. The conversations vary according to what each entrepreneur specializes in, while some episodes will spotlight new image makers. Episode 3 features Jabulani Dhlamini who was born in the Free State. Dhlamini started making images in 1996. Dhlamini had his first solo exhibition at the Market Photo Workshop Gallery in Joburg in 2012. Recently, he showed his fourth exhibition Isisekelo at The Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. Marking a move from his old works, Isisekelo exists between abstraction and figuration. You can follow Jabulani on Insta - @jabulanipatdhlamini This Podcast is recorded mixed by Tseliso Monaheng
37:58
May 17, 2019
This Audio Is Visual - Tseliso Monaheng
This Audio Is Visual is a podcast engaging African photographers on their work as image makers.A masterclass and blueprint archive for new image makers.The conversations vary according to what each entrepreneur specializes in, while some episodes will spotlight new image makers. Episode two features Tseliso Monaheng a Lesotho born, South Africa based multimedia artist.Tseliso has been documenting the live perfomance scene across the country since the early 2000s- at the time, with a camcorder. In the conversation Monaheng shares his perspective on the importance of community, creating a black archive and more. “As black people we need to think a lot about our archive, building a black archive that we own and can control.” Monaheng’s personal archive boasts of documentation of an array of artists, on and off stage. Ranging from the likes of Jazz Musician Thandi Ntuli, Nduduzo Makhatini, Msaki ZA and many more. Check out Tseliso's work here -ntsoana.com The Sabelo Mkhabela article referenced in the conversation is here - www.okayafrica.com/documenting-south-african-jazz/
55:13
March 28, 2019
This Audio Is Visual - Nonzuzo Gxekwa
This Audio Is Visual is a podcast engaging African photographers on their work and journey as image makers. It is both a masterclass and blueprint archive for new image makers. The conversations will vary according to what each photographer specializes in. In the first episode, I sit down with the Johhannsesburg-based photographer Nonzuzo Gxekwa. Nonzuzo is originally from Richards Bay. She makes images of the everyday. She is drawn to the beauty and grit of Johannesburg. In the episode, we speak about topics ranging from Carbon Copy, a collaborative photo project with her twin sister Noncedo Charmaine, to the visibility of work beyond on-line environments. Check out Nonzuzo's work here - bit.ly/2El4pJ7 The podcast was recorded and edited by Tseliso Monaheng Photographs by Tseliso Monaheng. Produced and hosted by ANDY MKOSI
25:49
March 5, 2019