Jabulani Dhlamini (born in 1983) is a South African photographer. He lives and works in Johannesburg. Dhlamini majored in documentary photography at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg and was the recipient of the Edward Ruiz Mentorship 2011/12.
His Umama series was exhibited as part of his Edward Ruiz award at the Market Photo Workshop in 2012, and at the Goodman Gallery in Cape Town in 2013. In Umama, Dhlamini pays homage to single mothers and explores the challenges faced by women raising children on their own in South African townships.
Dhlamini’s work focuses on his upbringing, as well as the way he views contemporary South Africa.