Olga von Eck

Olga von Eck is from Russia, "but not Russian." 

Born and raised in Russia, growing up in Russia Olga has worked in a number of different areas - She has worked as a Primary and Pre-Primary teacher, Art Director, Youth Facilitator, Show Producer and Freelance Journalist. In 2005 von Eck moved to South Africa (wife-mother-knitwear designer), and in 2014 joined The DCP (Durban Centre for Photography). There she studied contemporary photography.


"What is photography for me:  storytelling, world exploring and self-therapy, everything in one.  

Photographers that inspires me:  Ernst Haas, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Santu Mofokeng, Ernest Cole.

Most difficult part of photography: to put words underneath my image. For me, “good photos are like good jokes, if you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good” (anonymous). 

Most favorite part of photography: wondering, what photograph will be made by me tomorrow."

Exhibitions at the KZNSA

Ngale: Seeing Beyond
Main, Mezzanine and Park Galleries