Tshepiso Mazibuko was born in 1995 in Thokoza in South Africa. She discovers photography in 2012 with the Of Soul and Joy project undertaken by Rubis Mécénat cultural fund.
Her work is inspired by her immediate surroundings. She documents Thokoza by telling stories of people who live close to her, photographing their intimate space.
Tshepiso Mazibuko’s work has been shown in numerous group shows in South Africa and abroad including In Thokoza at the Ithuba Arts Gallery, Johannesburg (2013) and Free from my Happiness at the Ghent International Photo Festival, Belgium (2015). She also participated in the Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg (2016), the Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2016) where she is awarded the festival’s first prize. In 2017 she is invited at the World Press Photo Festival in Amsterdam.
She graduates from the Market Photo Workshop in 2016 and receives the 2017 Tierney fellowship awarded by the Photo Market Workshop, which presents a solo exhibition of her work in 2018. The same year, she is granted a bursary from the prestigious Prince Claus Fund.