An online archive of work from and links to selected monthly featured artists and contest winners, 

South African photographer and activist Mpumelelo Buthelezi's art documents life and work in contemporary, post-Apartheid Soweto.  His subjects are "pickers,"  whose work is sifting through discarded waste from the city of Johannesburg to find recyclables for return to buyback centers and private contractors.  The work is irregular and difficult but, in a city where more than 42% of the population lives in poverty, this is the only living available.

©Mpumelelo Buthelezi

Dek Unu Arts, through its contests, reviews, open calls and referrals is privileged to collect extraordinary images from the international photo-art community and to provide on-going access to the artists' work and professional contact links here.  Along with artworks stored for display in individual galleries, Dek Unu provides web, social, email, and other essential links to the member artists and their work through its permanent collection in order to expedite contact between these artists, potential customaers and the wider world.  Unlike other galleries which assess artists a large fraction of represented sales proceeds, not-for-profit Dek Unu Gallery  treats all fees as entirely optional to its artists and splits the proceeds of each sale 50-50 with the artist.

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