Lathigra/Sekgala, from the series A Return to Elsewhere, 2014


Lathigra/Sekgala, from the series A Return to Elsewhere, 2014

2014 Programme

The Joburg Photo Umbrella is a photography festival dedicated to creating a platform and network focused on new photographers, developing photography content and making photography as a medium accessible.

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Lathigra/Sekgala have made a new digital artwork to complement and extend the project.
This digital iteration creates a unique experience with every visit; relating image, sound, archival material and text through a series of metadata. It explores the themes and associations raised, providing new opportunities to make different connections on each visit.
Available at, a free website for artists and audiences to create and explore exciting new digital artwork, A Return to Elsewhere further explores themes set out here in this exhibition.
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Return to Elsewhere


Mary Fitzgerald Square

8 – 30 November


Dog Walkers - Marc Shoul

Exhibition - Street poles

Norwood - Wolfgang Road, Parkwood - Bristol Road, Orchards - Oaklands Road & Victoria St & High Road & Worcester Road, Houghton - 3rd Ave & 4th Street, Forest Town - Wichwood Ave, Riviera - River St & 8th Ave, Saxonwold - Lystanwold Road & Corner Westwald Way and Lystanwold Road & Saxonwold Drive, Fellside - Burford Road, Melrose - Somerville Rd, Glenhazel - Edward Avenue

11 - 30 November

daylight open air exhibition

Johannesburg Photomarathon 2014 Photographic Exhibition 


The Sheds@1Fox, Ferreirastown, Johannesburg

28 November

6:30 - 7:30pm    

Principle Partners

Market Photo Workshop

Market Photo Workshop was founded in 1989 by world-renowned photographer David Goldblatt. The photo workshop offers courses in photography and training, as well as multi-layered projects and interactions that respond to the complex backgrounds of education, culture and identity within a contemporary understanding of photography and the social conditions of South Africa. Market Photo Workshop is a division of the Market Theatre Foundation.

British Council Connect ZA

British Council Connect ZA is a major new series of cultural exchanges between the UK and South Africa marking 2014 as a celebration of 20 years of democracy in South Africa. From 2013 to 2015, the programme will support cultural connections between young people aged 18-35 in the UK and South Africa with series of arts projects and use digital platforms to build creative networks through live music, film, visual art and design. British Council Connect ZA aims to reach new and diverse audiences for the arts and stimulate innovation, whilst forging new collaborations with organisations and individuals on both continents.

SA-UK Seasons

The British Council and South Africa’s Department of Arts and Culture have launched the SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015, a two year partnership to build lasting relationships in the creative communities of South Africa and the UK. For more information, log on to

Commissioning Partner

Brighton Photo Biennial

Brighton Photo Biennial is an ambitious, bold and innovative festival of international photography. It aims to offer a challenging and stimulating event to wide and varied audiences. Previous editions have been curated by Jeremy Millar (2003), Gilane Tawadros (2006), Julian Stallabrass (Memory of Fire, 2008), Martin Parr (New Documents, 2010) and Photoworks (2012).

Sponsors and Supporters:

City of Johannesburg

About the Joburg Photo Umbrella

The Joburg Photo Umbrella (JPU) is the first public photography-specific programme in the city of Johannesburg to bring together a wide range of photography content, exhibitions and activities, and create dialogue around it. JPU is a festival that aims to make photography accessible to a wider public audience. JPU 2014 is initiated by the Market Photo Workshop, the British Council’s Connect ZA and the Brighton Photo Biennial, as part of SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015.

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