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This South African Photographer is Exhibiting His Work At a Taxi Rank

Kgomotso Neto is bringing his photo-based street art to one of Johannesburg's busiest taxi ranks.

South Africans know the daily hustle and bustle that happens at taxi ranks. People are trying to get around the city as quickly as they can and they don't have time for much else. Twenty-nine-year-old Johannesburg-based photographer Kgomotso Neto is slowly changing that narrative. He's put up his latest photo exhibition at Bree taxi rank—arguably the busiest taxi rank in Johannesburg. The aim is to make art more accessible and bring it into spaces where people spend a lot of their time.

We caught up with him to learn a little more about his craft and what inspired his recent exhibition.

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This South African Photographer is Changing How People See Black Spaces

Johannesburg-based photographer Kgomotso Neto captures life at street level.

With his photography, South African photographer Kgomotso Neto aims to change the perception about black spaces such as townships and taxi ranks. The self-taught photographer's work has attracted lots of media attention—he has been profiled by most major media platforms in South Africa—and for a good reason. Neto recently became one of 160 photographers chosen out of 2800 applicants for the 2018 New York Portfolio Review.

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