b. 1990 Soweto. Orange Farm raised. Currently based in Johannesburg, SA.
Photographer | Gentle athlete | Reluctant Hero
Daring and driven by the need to create, Andile Buka is a self-taught Johannesburg based film photographer. His distinct and honest documentation of street style has gained him local and international acclaim. His work has been exhibited in South Africa, Germany, Nigeria, UK, Italy and the US.
Andile describes his work as a conduit for storytelling as he navigates different spaces…..and life. He spends his days on his bicycle drifting through the city, hunting for interesting people and places to photograph.
His commercial portfolio includes campaigns for adidas South Africa, Levi's, Superga, MAXHOSA and ASOS; published in various print and online publications including; Vogue Italia, Aperture Magazine, Ogojiii, The New York Times, The Guardian, VSCO and Leica Fotografie International.
In 2015 he showed at the 18th Internationale Schillertage Festival (Mannheim, Germany) and the Lagos Photo Festival. In 2016 he participated in two group exhibitions; Fashion Cities Africa at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery (UK) and Find Us On The Map at Rush Arts Gallery (New York). Most recently, Andile collaborated on an exhibition with Naohiro Harada at Totodo Books in Tokyo and was selected for this years 5th Annual New York Times Portfolio Review. His been selected as one of Adobe's 10 Rising Stars in photography internationally.
Andile published his first photo book; Crossing Strangers, in 2015