I am a documentary photographer and writer based in Soweto South Africa. My work explores the small things through photography: exposing the humanity in oppositional, chaotic or even boring environments. I aim to capture the dignity in ordinary people, far removed from the glamorous or ideal atmospheres of high-profile photography. I have recently been invited to the prestigious LagosPhoto and National Geographic portfolio review which is to be held on the 3rd of November at the Lagos photo festival in Lagos, Nigeria. This is a big opportunity for me to share my work with seasoned photographers and professionals from National Geographic and the Lagos photo team. I seek funding to cover travelling expenses such as transport, airfares and accommodation in Lagos during the week of the Lagos photo festival as well as the portfolio review. This opportunity will allow me to share my work which is based on the lives of township people who’ve often been left on the periphery, with the world. I am a dedicated, young photographer who has, amongst other things, been named as a finalist for the Gerald Kraak anthology and award, selected as the 2018 fellow of the Tierney fellowship at the market photo workshop. I thank you in advance for your help and look forward to representing South Africa well at the iconic Lagos photo festival. My work can be viewed on Instagram at @tshepisomabula or @kasinomica_101 as well as on https://www.behance.net/tshepisokamabula .