Akona Kenqu (b.1987) is a photographer from Cape Town, South-Africa. She began studying at the Market Photo Workshop in 2008, where she completed the Foundation and Intermediate Courses and the Advanced Programme. In the same year, a series from the body of work Tshepisong was published in the internationally acclaimed photography journal Camera Austria. Kenqu’s series Kick, Push was included at the 2011 FNB Joburg Art Fair.
In 2012, Kenqu was the recipient of the Women in Photography Mentorship, at Market Photo Workshop, which resulted her first solo exhibition Society, on Johannesburg skate culture, from 8 April to 31 May 2016 at Framer Framed. She was also included in the My Joburg exhibition at La Maison Rouge in Paris as part of the France-South Africa Season in 2013. Furthermore, she has worked as an archivist for Santu Mofokeng and art collector Warren Siebrits. Kenqu currently works as a photo editor for Ogojiii Magazine.