Although primarily a photographer, Lebohang Kganye’s photography often incorporates her interests in the archive and memory enacted through performance and embodied in sculptural works. For Kganye, the family archive offers fertile ground on which to interrogate patterns of memory and fantasy. In Ke Lefa Laka / Her-story, a photographic series based on familial loss and becoming, she disrupts historical narratives by inserting her own body, dressed in similar attire, into original photographs of her mother. In this way, the digital montages work as an uncanny doubling of mother and daughter across multiple temporalities, highlighting their familial connection beyond material form.
Kganye completed the Advanced Photography Program at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg in 2011 and is currently studying fine arts at the University of Johannesburg. Over the past five years she has participated in photography masterclasses and group exhibitions locally and internationally, including in the Netherlands, South Africa, the UK, USA, and Zimbabwe. In 2012, Kganye was the recipient of the Tierney Fellowship Award.