Joy Meyer


I use photography as a means of self-expression. Whilst studying communication science, I realized that I needed a medium I could use to cut across language barriers because, in South Africa alone, we have eleven official languages of which I only speak two. In my photography, I wish to tell stories that can impact people’s lives.

When I work with my camera, I’m reminded that I have to use veracity when dealing with my subjects. Colour and light are two elements I enjoy exploring in my photography. My awareness of my environment is often shown in the themes that I choose. I want to create meaning with my images.
I’ve worked on issues like teenage pregnancies, land reform, drugs and I’ve done for an NGO. The issues I dealt with inform, educate and create an awareness to the viewers. I take pleasure in meeting people and exploring new places. I strive to constantly achieve visually engaging work.


Joy Meyer is a licensed drone pilot, camera operator and visual artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. She’s focused on crafting inspiring narratives that empower her subjects. In every shot – on behalf of media outlets, for private clients, and on personal creative productions – she brings a unique, expressive, and empathetic approach.

Meyer graduated with a B.A. in Communication Science and Honours in Media Studies from the University of South Africa. In 2010, she completed a graduate program in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the Market Photo Workshop and a Wildlife Filmmaking course through the Wildlife Film Academy in 2011.

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