Sipho Mpongo was born in the Eastern Cape in a rural village called Nqamakwe in 1993 and was raised in
Langa, Cape Town. Illiso Labantu, a local photographic mentorship programme, provided the platform for
Mpongo to launch into a photographic career. Sipho has recently completed a full time course in study at the
Cape Town School of Photography whilst simultaneously contributing to various photographic group shows and
projects in Cape Town and internationally.
Student watching the removal of Cecil John Rhodes Statue at University of Cape Town, 2015