Neo Ntsoma is an award winning South African photographer, educator and consultant whose photos have appeared in major international newspapers, magazines and books as well as exhibitions worldwide. In 2004, Ntsoma became the first female recipient of the Mohamed Amin Award, the CNN African Journalist of the Year Photography Prize. With the understanding of the importance of mentorship, she lectures frequently, both within and outside of the country. She has served as a judge on numerous photographic competitions, including the Fujifilm Press Awards, Uganda Press Photo Award, UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest, to name but a few. She is also a member of the National Adjudicating Committee for Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards and SADC Media Awards.