On Thursday 26 October people in the arts, photographers and media will come together at the Market Photo Workshop to participate in a celebration of life service to remember and honour the life of Peter McKenzie (1955 – 2017). The legendary photographer, teacher and activist Peter McKenzie died in the early hours of Friday 13 August 2017.
Celebrated as a founding member of the Afrapix Collective, Peter has left an inspiring legacy in South Africa. He served on the Council of the Market Theatre Foundation since 2008 and was a dynamic curriculum consultant, teacher and mentor at the Market Photo Workshop. His most recent exhibition, Theemeri – walking on a bed of flowers, closed at the Market Theatre a fortnight before his death. Peter was as much a lover of theatre as he was of photography.
“We remember Peter as a fearless artist and photographer who placed people at the center of his work. Throughout his association with Market Theatre Foundation as a teacher and as a member of the Council he always displayed a strong sense of social justice. We commit ourselves to advancing his legacy, Kwanele Gumbi, (Chairman: Market Theatre Foundation)
People who were touched in one way or the other by Peter McKenzie are invited to celebrate his life. Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Thursday 26 October
Venue: Auditorium, Market Photo Workshop, Market Square, Lillian Ngoyi Street, Newtown
For further information and interviews please contact:
Lusanda Zokufa – Kathilu, Senior Publicist
Market Theatre Foundation
011 832 1641 ext 123 or 072 367 7867