Lee-ann Olwage

Country: South Africa 🇿🇦

Lee-Ann Olwage is a visual storyteller from South Africa who uses collaborative storytelling to explore themes relating to gender and identity. 
She is interested in using the medium of photography as a mode of co-creation and celebration. With her long term projects, she aims to create a space where people she collaborates with can play an active part in the creation of images they feel tells their stories in a way that is affirming and celebratory.
Notable awards include a World Press Photo Award, 2020 & 2023, Sony World Photography Awards, 2023, Winner of This Is Gender, 2021, Pride Photo Award, 2021, CAP Prize winner, 2022, Marilyn Stafford Fotoreportage Award shortlist, 2021+2022, International Photography Awards Honourable Mention, 2020.