Masego Morulane is a multi-talented Graphic Designer and Photographer. She was born in Mabopane, Pretoria, and after high school, she moved to Johannesburg to study Graphic Design. Her Photography work centers on hair, beauty, and fashion portraiture. In 2015 Masego co-founded Manechicks and started a street photography project #SpotTheMane, which aims to document and celebrate black hair.
Her recent work with Girlgaze, Dove, and Getty Images is a ground-breaking stock image library devoted to shattering beauty stereotypes.
As a Graphic Designer/Illustrator Masego has contributed to Book Dash, a project that is aimed at encouraging the habit of reading in children by creating authentic African storybooks. In 2018 she illustrated the multi-award-winning children’s book, Mpumi’s Magic Beads.
Jonathan Andrews Academy. Digital Photography Course, 2015
National Electronic Media of South Africa, 2010
Project #ShowUs. Girlgaze, Getty images, & Dove. 2019
#Spotthemane. Ongoing Street Photography project. Since 2014
Glamour magazine: Real Beauty, Real women, 2019
Yo Mzansi: Top 10 South African Photographers to follow, 2020
Unlabelled Magazine: 15 Young Emerging POC Female Photographers You Should Know, 2019
Between 10 and 5: The 20 emerging black womxn photographers in South Africa you should know, 2017
Project #ShowUs launch. London, United Kingdom, 2019
Dove: Beauty with Purpose. Durban, South Africa, 2019