Mandisa Buthelezi is a South African photographer and film production manager from Umlazi in Durban, South Africa. Her work engages and communicates with the rural voice, gender, identity, spirituality, and archiving African culture. She was a Studio Vortex resident in France. Her work has been exhibited at the 2016 Pingyao International Photography Festival 2016 and at the Semaphore Gallery in Switzerland. She was a runner-up for the Open Society Foundation’s Social Justice Through The Lens Competition in 2016 and recently completed a year-long Market Photo Workshop Incubator Programme.