Anthony Bila, otherwise known as ‘The Expressionist’ was born in the township of Tembisa, east of Johannesburg, South Africa. His career began as a member of the world’s first Junior Board of Directors for HDI Youth Marketers (a member of the TBWA\Hunt Lascaris group) at the age of 18. This work brought him into the world of advertising, harnessing his insatiable appetite for storytelling. His concern always being to tell uniquely African narratives with a global perspective, having been simultaneously influenced by the advent of the internet and social media.
As a photographer and director Anthony has worked on brands such as Diesel, G-Star RAW, Adidas, Asics, Dickies Construct, Galxboy, Mini, Coca-Cola and more recently, Vogue Italia fashion editorial, Thebe Magugu photographer for Faculty Press, New York Times and T Magazine as well as Lift-Off Film Festival Official Selection, Loeries finalist 2018, Loeries Bronze winner 2019 for directing. His work has been exhibited in China, Germany, Holland, South Africa and published in magazines such as the Wall Street Journal, GQ, Elle Magazine, Glamour and others.