Amateur photographer captures sound through photography

A Wits student who has ‘never won anything’ saw his prize-winning photograph hung on the wall at the Voice of Wits (VoW FM) studio on Tuesday.

The competition called for submissions of pictures of sound, which presented the participants with the difficulty of representing audio through a silent medium.

“When I found out I had won, it was awesome, I never win anything,” said Potsiso Phasha, who has nearly completed his Masters in development planning.

“I felt like it was quite an achievement as I’m a self-taught photographer,” said Phasha.

Phasha said he enjoyed the contrast between the traditionally amplified musical equipment and the lack of electricity in the setting of his photograph.

The winning photographs have been framed and hung at the VoW FM office and Phasha said he will definitely return to visit his photograph in the future.