In 2015 Masixole Feni won the Ernest Cole Award for his project – A Drain on Our Dignity. Feni is a freelance photojournalist who documents social issues in and around Cape Town, primarily the lack of service delivery and life of the marginalised. Photographing the lack of sanitation was not pleasant for him, but he did not want a photographer from outside the community telling their stories while he watched on. After all, “that too would be A Drain on Our Dignity and that’s what inspired this project”.Feni’s representation of inequality, structural violence and his own imaginative response through photography is in itself a reflection on human creativity despite the limits imposed by power.
25 October 2017 – end February 2018
WAM is open Wednesdays to Sundays: 10:00-16:00.
Wits Art Museum, Cnr Bertha (ext of Jan Smuts Ave) & Jorissen streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg