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Jo Ractliffe born in 1961 in Cape Town is a South African photographer based in Johannesburg. She has exhibited widely, both locally and internationally and her work is represented in many collections in the country and abroad. She is the Senior Lecturer in Photography at the Wits School of Arts and also teaches at the Market Photo Workshop, where she is an Advisory Board member. She was one of the founder members and curator of the Joubert Park Project, a socially directed public art initiative located in the inner city of Johannesburg (2000/01).
She lives and works in Johannesburg. She is the senior lecturer in Photography at the Wits School of Arts and is also involved in the teaching programme at the Market Photo Workshop.
She was one of the founder members and curator of the Joubert Park Project, a socially directed public art initiative located in the inner city of Johannesburg (2000/01). This was followed by Johannesburg Circa Now, a collaboration with fellow artist, Terry Kurgan, at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in July 2004. She has exhibited widely, both in South Africa and internationally, and her work is represented in collections locally and abroad.
In 1999 she was awarded the FNB Vita Art Prize and was one of the finalists nominated for the 2003 Daimler Chrysler Award for Creative Photography. She has also produced limited edition artists’ books and educational manuals and her work has been published in various books, journals and catalogues on local contemporary art and photography.
She has completed Terreno Ocupado an exhibition of photographs accompanied by a book about Luanda five years after the civil war, which was presented at the Warren Siebrits Gallery in 2008.
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