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Interesting facts about Austin Malema’s career

Austin Malema is undoubtedly one of SA’s most sought after photographers. The industry professional had the pleasure of capturing some of the country’s influential celebrities, as well as international artists and personalities such as David Beckham, Beyonce Jay-Z, Drake, Cassper Nyovest, AKA, Bonang Matheba and Dineo Moeketsi to name a few.

His distinctive online personality has earned him a spot in the highly esteemed annual Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list. He is one of the young leading creatives who are inspiring and influencing the next generation of leaders in the continent,

It is such a prestigious platform and to be featured means that as a creative, I’m doing great. For Forbes Africa to recognize who I am and my contribution to the industry is an absolute honor,

He says.

Over the years he has made tremendous strides in his career to become one of the most prolific and sought after photographers in the country. He began shooting at events, which led to more bookings and he soon realized that the lens gave him greater access to musicians, actors and prominent individuals.

Austin has photographed for many brands globally and for events such as the South African Music Awards, the South African Film and Television Awards and the Global Citizen Festival. He is also no stranger to the small screen, having played key editing roles for shows like The Queen and Skeem Saam.

Born in rural Venda and having moved to Johannesburg as a teenager, Austin holds a BA Honors Degree in Motion Picture Medium from AFDA. And, as an editor, he has been involved in many successful projects – including SAFTA award and Student Academy Award-nominated film Kanyekanye.

See more of Austin Malema’s photographic and television work here.

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