Justin is a documentary photographer based between London and South Africa.

He holds a Philosophy MA from The University of Edinburgh and is currently on a part-time Documentary Photography Master’s at the University of South Wales. Justin's personal work explores concepts of identity and representation in South Africa, reviewing the ethics of photographic practice and its impact for contemporary art.

His projects Being for the Other and It Must Be Built From Ashes construct narratives that reflect on South Africa as a postcolony — exploring past and present effects on social and physical landscapes in the countryAs part of a research-based practice, Justin's new work looks at the importance of the family archive for interpreting visual media in contemporary contexts — exploring personal relationships with South African colonial histories

 

2019- MA Documentary Photography — The USW Cardiff

2014 Graduate Diploma in Law — BPP Law School London

2009-2013 MA (Hons) Philosophy & Theology — The University of Edinburgh

 

Clients

Christian Dior Portrait and product commission for Dior Lady Art Bag 5 w/ Bharti Kher

Ebuku Threads New womenswear collection — Lagos Fashion Week

Nataal Media Self-directed editorials — London, Cape Town and Johannesburg

AWAY Travel HERE Magazine editorial — Cape Town’s emerging music scene

Public Ambition PR campaign for IWD — Nike London and The Wedding Club

 

Awards, Exhibitions and Publications 2018-2020

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition — National Portrait Gallery
Photo London Digital — Galerie Number 8

Group Show TIP x EMOP — CLB Berlin

Feature Paper Journal Magazine — It Must Be Built From Ashes

Shortlisted Athens Photo Festival

Group Show Sony World Photography Awards — Somerset House

Group Show LensCulture Exposure Awards — New York City

Interview GUP Magazine

Interview Life Framer Collection

Interview YWYW Magazine

Magazine Oath — Issue 1

Magazine Art Premium — Art Basel Miami Launch

Group Show Photo Vogue Festival ‘A Glitch in the System’ — BASE Milano

Group Show Through the Lens Collective — Victoria Yards Johannesburg

Group Show Life Framer — London & Milan

Group Show The Independent Photographer — Barcelona & Berlin

Shortlisted Photo Taken Grant — Lucie Foundation Los Angeles

Feature It’s Nice That

Photobook Talents of the Year — The Independent Photographer

Photobook New European Photography — Fresh Eyes x GUP Magazine

Group Show MOPLA Analogue Portrait Project — Lucie Foundation Los Angeles

Photobook Curated by Henry Jay Kamara — Untitled

Photobook Portrait of Britain — BJP x Hoxton Mini Press

Group Show Saatchi Young Artist Prize — London

Group Show Association of Photographers Exhibition — London

Feature Float Magazine

Feature AINT-BAD Magazine