Justin is a South Africa-focused documentary photographer. Leaving Edinburgh University Justin studied and trained in legal practice before moving into photographic documentary work in South Africa, he is currently on a part-time Master’s in the UK. His independent projects create intimate social dialogues with the people he photographs as a response to South Africa's history, reviewing the ethics of photographic practice and its impact for contemporary art.
His projects It Must be Built From Ashes and Being for the Other look at social displacement in South Africa and the lasting effects of the country's apartheid regime. He explores our sense of belonging and concepts of representation, seeking to probe current and historic roles of a global presence in Africa. Justin is currently working on an archive project that explores the construct of family in South Africa as influenced by the country's once dominant mining industry. His practice focuses on research methods as a way of reinterpreting historical narratives in contemporary contexts, using the family archive as access to our knowledge of the past.
Justin's work has previously been featured online for It’s Nice That, Life Framer and Aint-Bad, and in selected group shows and publications: BJP’s Portrait of Britain; New European Photography x GUP; The Lucie Foundation; The Independent Photographer and The Photo Vogue Festival 2019.