Simphiwe Julia Thabede
Simphiwe Julia Thabede born 1999 is from Katlehong, the East of Johannesburg. Simphiwe is a female visual artist working with the medium of photography and collage. She draws her inspiration from various artists such as; Pamela Tulizo, Ogorogile Nong and Frida Orupabo to name a few. Simphiwe’s work is influenced by the everyday life encounters and contemporary visual culture, Thabede completed the Foundation and Intermediate Courses in Photography at The Market Photo Workshop in Newtown, Johannesburg.Currently Thabede is completing the Advanced course at Through The Lens Collective, Simphiwe strongly believes that every individual has a story to tell and for her the camera is more than just a device for creating images but it is a tool for communicating and creating dialogues with the self and the outside world.