Alumni Profile of Mpho Mokgadi
I started at Tsogo High School in 2001 with Grade 10 and finished Grade 12 in 2003. Earlier I attended Morekolodi Primary School. I was born in a village called Mmakau in the North West, grew up in Pretoria. I have been practicing Photography since early childhood. My mother got me my first point and shoot film camera when I was a child, I haven’t stopped since.
I am currently studying towards my National Diploma in Photography at Tshwane University of Technology – Arts Campus. I do a lot of freelance work mostly corporate shoots and portraiture. More of documentary as my personal work. You can find some of my work here: Mpho Mokgadi Photography
On inspiration: What inspires me is the everyday reality of life and creating history through the lens. I spend most of my time refining, perfecting, even obsessing over my work. I have a very curious eye, which gets me into trouble sometimes. Through my own photography I seek to document my own personal experience, to capture scenes and events as I see them and share with others the beauty and diversity of the experiences I have seen.
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To current Students
Find the art within you, and follow what you aspire to be. Be yourself, free spirited, think out of the box and respect your teachers.
I have so many great memories of Tsogo. The one that stands out the most however, is that of my grade 10 English teacher, Sister Geraldine. I was fond of her and I used to look forward to her class. She was funny without intending to be, which made class more interesting and fun. I also loved going to the school masses; the amazing sound of the marimba is still resonant in my ears.
My Significant Achievements: Awarded 2nd runner up in the Pretoria News and Nikon South Africa photo competition. Details here
I AM PRETORIA – WINNERS ALBUM http://on.fb.me/Y2FzD0
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