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 in her first solo exhibition Society (also shown at Framer Framed in 2016). 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. At the time of this writing, Akona works as a photo editor for Ogojiii Magazine.