Celebrating World Photo Day With Top Jozi Photographers

Johannesburg is proud to have brought up some of the best photographers in the world, and to celebrate World Photo Day we’ve compiled a list of our favourite local photographers. 


Jono Wood

Credit: Jono Wood

Jono Wood is so in love with the City of Johannesburg that he lives on the 52nd floor of Ponte Tower. Through his lens Jono acts as a window into the underbelly of Joburg. His work has been published around the world and JOno’s documentary style of photography has earned him an ample amount of exposure.

Instagram: jonowoodinjozi

Ofentse Mwase

Credit: Ofentse Mwase


With a rich background in cinematography  Ofentse Mwase has developed a keen eye for good composition. He has travelled the world with camera in hand and has captured some of the most breathtaking scenery, from New York City to lonely islands in the middle of nowhere.

Instagram: unclescrooch

Warren van Rensburg

Credit: Warren van Rensburg

A living legend, Warren van Rensburg has been shooting Joburg for something close to two decades. From his obsession with Land Rovers to his work as a fashion and commercial photographer, Warren has carved his place amongst the best in town. His lyrical approach to subject and composition is what earned him a spot as one of the most iconic photographers in the country.

Instagram: warrenvanrensburg

Mike Bell

Credit: Mike Bell

Known for his portrait photography shot with a Mamiya medium format film camera, Mike Bell is the go-to guy for magazine spreads. Cinematography has sharpened his eye behind the lens and this comes forth in his composition. Mike’s still images capture movement in a way rarely seen in image making.

Instagram: mikebellphoto

Bianca van Heerden

Credit: Bianca van Heerden

As a fine art student at the University of the Witwatersrand, Bianca van Heerden snaps images in the same fashion a painter would place brush strokes on a canvas. Her work focuses on capturing the good and bad of the city in a unique documentary style.

Instagram: bvh_photogrpahy_art

Have we left out any of your favourite photographers? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

All photos are property of their respective owners.

By Shawn Greyling

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