Thalente Khomo uses photography to question exploitation –
Introducing, Thalente Khomo – a young female South African conceptual photographer born in 25 September 1995 near Margate on Durban’s South Coast.
As a member of the Amasosha art Movement (a collective of young Durban artists promoting hard work and solidarity amongst artists) she questions, in her conceptual photography, how young adults are exploited into copulation at an early age. – Something she’s witnessed in the rural area she was raised in. Specifically, her images currently explore how these children’s bodies become exposed and co-opted as objects associated with adult life.
Primarily she wants to unpack the memories of the past of this young adult – memories that then become baggage they carry into their future. And to show the distorted identity they assume that reflects this exploited past. She also investigates the parallel connection between the exploitation of women and environmental destruction.
Thalente graduated in 2017 with a National Diploma in photography at Durban University of Technology. To date, she’s participated in these exhibitions
For Amasosha Art Movement:
- Masihambisane exhibition at African Art Centre
- Searching for new Azania exhibition at Ikomkhulu Art Space
- Reaching the Unknown and Visions Group exhibition at Ikomkhulu Art Space
- Durban Project for Young Artists, KZNSA gallery
- Durban University of Technology 3rd year exhibition, City Campus
- Amasosha Art Movement, Inyathuko group exhibition, Ikomkhulu Art Space
- Amasosha Group Exhibition, Essence Festival, Durban ICC
- Amasosha group exhibition, Abangoni (The non-sinners) at Happy Hippo
- Amasosha group exhibition, Messages from the Soul, KZNSA Gallery
Find out more about Thalente at: https/zionogini.wixsite.com/mysite or on Facebook, search: Amasosha Art Movement.