Photographer: Nontsikelelo Veleko
Lives and works in France.
Nontsikelelo ‘Lolo’ Veleko (born in 19 August 1977 in Bodibe, North West Province) is a South African photographer most notably recognized for her depiction of black identity, urbanization and fashion in post-apartheid South Africa. Nontsikelelo Veleko grew up in Cape Town and attended the Luhlaza High School in Khayelitsha. In 1995 she studied graphic design at the Cape Technikon.
After moving to Johannesburg, Veleko studied photography at the Market Theatre Photo Workshop(1999–2004), an organization co-founded by David Goldblatt which aims to provide formal training to young photographers who would have otherwise not have access to such resources.