Thina Zibi is the Senior Art Director at Soul Providers, and an incredibly talented photographer. She is Cape Town-born, and Johannesburg-based, but revealed in her article with Elle Magazine that she feels Johannesburg is her city because, ‘It’s big. It’s alive. It pushes one forward’. Thina is a natural creative, with a passion for writing, and a keen eye for finer details. She is unafraid to capture the intimate shots that other photographers may shy away from, and has mastered the art of bringing South African culture, and style, to life in her mesmerising photographs.
What are you celebrating this Women’s Month?
I am celebrating, and acknowledging my younger sister. I don’t tell her enough, but watching her raise two little humans is incredible. It’s the little things that women can do.
What do you think is the biggest issue facing women today?
Patriarchy, femicide, and the chase for the perfect eyebrows.
What change would you like to see in the future for womankind?
I’d like to see less of a difference in the way boys and girls are raised. Cruelty imposed on human beings, both male and female. A stronger support system amongst black women, economically and spiritually, and building each other as female beings.
What advice would you give to your 10-year old self?
Things will fall into place.
What makes you proud to be a South African woman?
We are slowly starting to tell our own stories, we are carving our own ways. We are starting to learn exactly what is not good for our wellbeing, and we are calling it out. It feels great to be part of that.
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Photographer: Noxolo Mafu
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