Ogorogile Nong (b.1999) is a South African Visual Artist from Protea Glen located North of Lenasia and west of Soweto. In 2020 Nong completed his Foundation Course at the Market Photo Workshop and continued on to complete the Intermediate Course during the year 2021. He was part of the student development program for Canon Europe in (2021). Nong became one of the students selected at MPW to work on the reebok love and equality campaign in October 2021 and later that year was featured in the Through the Lens collective annual portrait show in November (2021). Nong has completed his advanced photography course at ThroughtheLens collective(2022) where he has developed his body of work centered around global warming and its effects not only on himself but on people as well.
Nong was also Part of “The Nature Of Photography” group exhibition that took place early (2022) at ThroughtheLenscollective. Later in the year 2022 he was one of the participants selected to take part in the (EU) European Union Notions for home, Identity and belonging mentorship that took place for four months working alongside other artists to develop work centered around the theme of xenophobia. In the early month of January 2023, he was selected by Lenscratch for the favorite photo of the 2022 online exhibition. In March (2023) he got the opportunity to be part of the Eco-Cultural Justice project at constitutional hill consisting of intensive creative entrepreneurship and biodiversity workshops - the project resulted in a collaborative mural for the renovation of the Transwerke studios front wall. Approaching mid April 2023 an exhibition took place at the Javett Art Centre in the University of Pretoria, as a result of the Notions of home, identity and belonging mentorship funded by the European Union, getting the chance to be part of a group exhibit, showcasing work he created in the process of the mentorship speaking to this idea of ‘othering’ whilst addressing some of his own perceptions and misconceptions around identity and belonging.