Lindokuhle Sobekwa was born in 1995 in Katlehong, Johannesburg, South Africa. He currently lives and works in Thokoza. In 2012, he was introduced to photography in high school through the Of Soul and Joy project. He then joined Live magazine as a part time photographer. His work has been exhibited, among others, at the Kalashnikovv gallery in South Africa and at the No Man’s Art Gallery in the Netherlands, in South Africa and in Norway. In 2013, Sobekwa was part of the group show “In Thokoza” organised by Rubis Mécénat Cultural Fund at the Ithuba Arts Gallery in Johannesburg. His essay Nyaope was published in 2014. in South African newspaper the Mail & Guardian. In 2015, Sobekwa received a scholarship to study at the Market Photo Workshop; his series Nyaope was exhibited in the group show “Free from my Happiness” curated by Tjorven Bruyneel and Bieke Depoorter and organised by Rubis Mécénat at the International Photo Festival of Ghent in Belgium. The same year, his work was published alongside Mikhael Subotzky’s work in Vice Photo Issue 2015.
The work of Lindokuhle Sobekwa documents social issues that affect the communities of the townships.