Master Fine Art Photographer Marlene Neumann has excelled as a leader in her field.
She is renowned for inventing her unique black and white darkroom process. Marlene has broken the boundaries of Fine Art Photography in South Africa.
She was head of the PE Technikon’s Art and Design department for 20 years and received her Masters degree in photography. Through her international success and local philanthropy, Marlene has become an icon in SA.
Marlene won the national Mbokodo award for Creative Photography and is South Africa’s top woman photographer.
Marlene is a speaker at the Canon SA shows and travels throughout South Africa sharing her vision and philosophy as a Fine Art photographer and Inspirational speaker.
Her images have been featured in the Getaway magazine, Sawubona and many national publications. Marlene has been interviewed on numerous radio and television programmes.
People are intrigued to learn about Marlene and her intuitive approach to photography. She published her book “Sky meets Land” – It is a visual journey showcasing over 100 photographs and reveals the messages and insights behind Marlene’s extraordinary images. Marlene describes her book as a metaphor for “mind meets heart”.
Marlene’s Centre for Photography & Light is a jewel in the Eastern Cape, set under the protection of a giant wild fig tree. Her tranquil art garden, gallery showcasing her famous darkroom collection and a black & white gallery, serve as a creative hub where students attend Marlene’s renowned “Creativity through Photography” Weekend Workshops. Marlene inspires students from all over Southern Africa, from amateur to professional. “It is more than a workshop, it’s an experience. I built a Centre where adults could come and connect with their inner selves through their lenses and they could feel comfortable with like-minded people while they were learning.”
Her deep connection to nature, understanding of light and her passion for life is what drives Marlene and positions her as a true Master Photographer.
Some of Marlene’s images below –
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