This is My Story

Neo Ntsoma


Award-winning South African photojournalist, Neo Ntsoma, presents three series - Saris in the Sand, Their Lives in Flames and African Stories – that focus on women’s work and struggles.

Ntsoma boasts a string of awards including: 2004 CNN African Journalist Award for Photography (first female recipient), TIME magazine “Picture of the Week”, 2005 Premier Winner in South Africa’s top Newspaper Awards, 2005 National Geographic Award, five-time winner of the Fuji African Press Award.

Ntsoma, one of a few Black female photographers practicing in South Africa, works for one of the largest dailies, The Star. Her work has appeared internationally in The London Telegraph, TIME Magazine and The Washington Post. She recently co-edited “Women by Women” a book on 50 years of women’s photography in South Africa.