Lekgetho Makola is CEO of Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria – South Africa, Lekgetho Makola is the former Head of Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg for over 5 years, he has been part of a number of diverse visual storytelling platforms and curatorial committees that included the Rencontres de Bamako in Mali, New York Times portfolio reviews, CatchLight, Thami Mnyele Arts Awards and chairing the World Press Photo Contest General Jury 2020.
His artistic philosophy is embedded in social justice and advocacy as an International Ford Foundation Fellow on Social Justice. He accumulated extensive strategic experience in arts administration and artistic programming from institutions he worked for in over two decades. These are the Durban Art Museum, Robben Island Museum, including Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. As an MFA Film student of Howard University in Washington DC, he co-founded Kali TV - 2012 an online media organization communicating experiences of Africans in the diaspora.
On his return to South African, Lekgetho founded Kgethi Images for production of moving and still Images with focus on advocacy issues and heritage memories of South Africans. Lekgetho was born in GaSekhukhune – Limpopo and is a founding member of Centres of Learning for Photography in Africa. He is a proponent of diverse and inclusive visual storytelling practice and representation globally. He led the Market Photo Workshop to winning the Principal Prince Claus Award in 2018.