South African Township Culture and Lifestyle Through a Photographer’s Lens – #KasieSnap

Every South African township is rich in colour, diverse and a uniqueness that sets one locale apart from another. Everywhere you go from Soweto, Umlazi, Khayelitsha, Tembisa, eBhayi and all around the country, you will be met with distinct forms of expression from dance to dress that make all of South Africa’s township different, beautiful and memorable. Photography community, Tapsnapp invites photographers from all walks of life to celebrate the inspiring, beautiful and colourful side of South African townships through photography.

Everywhere you go from Soweto, Umlazi, Khayelitsha, Tembisa, eBhayi and all around the country, you will be met with distinct forms of expression from dance to dress that make all of South Africa’s township different, beautiful and memorable.

 PHOTO BY WELILE NHLAPO: TAKEN AT POLLAS FAST FOOD,  MARTHINUS SMUTS DRIVE, DIEPKLOOF IN  SOWETO
PHOTO BY WELILE NHLAPO: snapped AT Pollas Fast Food, Marthinus Smuts Drive, Diepkloof in Soweto

Our work with various private, corporate and government clients has shown us the importance of everyday expression through photography and video, which we would like to share with the world. This collaboration is open to every photographer who would like to share their work with the world and form part of this showcase. Over time, this initiative will grow to include more styles and themes, which we would love it if you participated in.

South Africa’s and Africa’s cultural richness and lifestyle rarely find their true expression through photography and we would like to change this with your help. To ensure that your craft is not only appreciated, but that potential clients are able to interact with it, Tapsnapp will share your best pictures across all our platforms along with what inspired the work. Tweet us pictures that you believe express the best and most inspired parts of township culture, as well as the lifestyle.

PHOTO BY WELILE NHLAPO: TAKEN AT EBEN CULYER AND IMMINK DRIVE, DIEPKLOOF ZONE 1 IN SOWETO
PHOTO BY WELILE NHLAPO: snapped AT Eben Culyer and Immink Drive, Diepkloof Zone 1 in Soweto

This can be anything from dance, people playing football, a small market in your neighbourhood and everything between. We are interested in how you snap and view your neighbourhood – or any other one – from a positive and inspiring perspective.

What’s in it for you?

The top photographers whose work is showcased across our platforms stands to get an interview with more of their works shared on our website. The photographers can also join our platform to increase their chances of sourcing paid projects through the Tapsnapp platform.

Make sure your Tweets include #KasieSnap which will enable the community to find and share your work with their networks as well.

When your work is showcased, whether through our social platforms or website, you will be credited with tags to your accounts. This way, people know to find you and see more of your work.

Photo by Welile Nhlapo: Snapped at Martinus Smuts drive, Diepkloof Zone 3 - Soweto
Photo by Welile Nhlapo: Snapped at Martinus Smuts drive, Diepkloof Zone 3 – Soweto

How to participate

To join us, please Tweet us on @tap_snapp with some of the pictures you like to be showcased and we’ll get back to you. Make sure that your Tweet include #KasieSnap which will enable the community to find and share your work with their networks as well.

You can also tag @tapsnapp on Instagram – or click here to find us – and we’ll check out your work.

Photo by Welile Nhlapo: Shot at George Nyanga drive – Tembisa

Multiple themes coming up

Should you not have any work that focuses on the richness of township living, don’t worry we have other showcases coming up. Keep an eye on our pages and the site for more information.

If you have other ideas of how and what we can share around lifestyle, culture and creative expression through photography, please Tweet us and we’ll be happy to explore or collaborate.

We look forward to seeing your inspired work.

Get snapping!

A special thanks to Welile Nhlapo for allowing us the honour to use his work, which is features in this post. Please follow @welile_n on Instagram.

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