Sean Metelerkamp (b. 1984 in Knysna, South Africa) fascination with photography began at the age of 16 in the darkroom at boarding school. On rare visits home he dove into the ‘golden age’ of MTV’s music videos.
As somewhat of a solitary personality, Sean has naturally worked with subject matter on the edges of society.
His first exhibition was at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2010 as part of the the Youtube Play for his video ‘Zef-Side’ for Die Antwoord. This was followed by a six month residency at Residency Unlimited in New York.
Sean’s debut feature documentary ‘The Journeymen’ opened South Africa’s most prestigious film festival, the Durban International Film Festival, in 2016 and won the Best South African Documentary award.
He is currently working on an immersive photographic inquiry, which began in 2010 when Sean’s brother was committed to the Drug Education Council Ministries in Noupoort – an eight-month rehabilitation facility for addiction.