Masego Morulane


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


Harpersbazaar magazine US: Modern Beauty, May 2019

Cosmopolitan SA: The best AfroPunk 2019 street style looks 

CRWN magazine, New York. High Top Fade, 2016


Panel Discussions

Project #ShowUs launch. London, United Kingdom, 2019

Dove: Beauty with Purpose. Durban, South Africa, 2019


Morning Live: Project #ShowUs, 2019

Glamour magazine: Young SA photographers to watch, 2019

Destiny magazine: Hair Influencers, 2017

JET: Hair and Fashion. TV commercial, 2018

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