Lekgetho Makhola has been invited by Pro Helvetia to participate in the 2019 edition of the Plat(t)form project of Foromuseum Winterthur as an international expert/respondent in this special annual presentation of portfolios of young European photographers. Makhola is the director of the Market Photo Workshop, a prestigious training and development organisation working in the photographic field. Pro Helvetia Johannesburg has collaborated with the Market Photo Workshop on a number of projects over the past couple of years, including the recent staging of part of the Joburg edition of Uriel Orlow’s Theatrum Botanicum, the hosting of an exhibition of the Zimbabwe Association of Female Photographers, and the realisation of the Johannesburg edition of Mats Staub’s project ’21’.
The thirteenth edition of the curated international portfolio viewing Plat(t)form will be held on the weekend of 25 to 27 January 2019. From some 150 nominations, forty-two emerging European photographers have been invited to Winterthur to present their work to the public and a selected team of experts in Fotomuseum’s exhibition spaces. Plat(t)form 2019 is aimed at both professionals from the field of photography and the arts as well as an audience fired by curiosity.