Monthly Archives: June 2014

2014 June 29: Photos from LGBTI Breakfast Discussion

  When:  6th June 2014 Where:  Hilton Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg.       The US Embassy held a breakfast session with SA LGBTI experts and stakeholders. The session was to engage the U.S Export-Import Bank chairperson, Mr Fred Hochberg, and … Continue reading

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2014 June 14: The joys of being a music teacher

 by Sebenzile Langa (previously known as Nkosi) As hard as it is, it is so worth it. My marimba band performed at this year’s Sasol Bird Fair 2014 and they have been performing at the festival since 2011. Every year they get better. … Continue reading

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2014 June 27: A classy night at the Singapore O.P.E.N

by Fikile Mazambani “I feel like I am receiving an award from Singapore” At the invitation of Ong Keng Sen, the director of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), Zanele Muholi arrived in Singapore on Friday, 20 June to … Continue reading

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2014 June 26: Successful Faces and Phases O.P.E.N in Singapore

  Zanele Muholi speaking at the opening of her exhibition “fo(u)nd”                Noorlinah Mohamed, Director, The O.P.E.N.     Shobha Bhalla, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, India Se        Zizi Azah, Artistic Director of … Continue reading

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2014 June 25: I consider myself beautiful not handsome…

    My name is Mamello but am also known as Meme Motaung. Mamello is a South Sotho name meaning perseverance. I was named Mamello by my grandmother and I do not know the reasons behind my name. I am a young proud black lesbian and I … Continue reading

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2014 June 26: When photography is our religion

  All Photos by Lerato Maduna © 27/11/2012 What:  Faces and Phases exhibition opening When:  2 Years ago (27th November 2012) Where:  Goethe-Institut Südafrika, 119 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood. Johannesburg.    Where are they now?   Ayanda Moremi got married to … Continue reading

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2014 June 16 From Joburg to Sao Paulo to Toronto

Muholi’s Travel Log The past week in Toronto was a fantastic blur.  I arrived on Sunday, 15 June 2014 after five 5 years since my last stay there.  I went to Ryerson University and it is where I studied MFA: Documentary … Continue reading

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2014 June 17: Muholi’s Ryerson University (RIC) Talk

by Fikile Mazambani 36 of more than 240 black and white portraits that make up Faces and Phases (2006-2014), hung in the Ryerson Image Centre as part of an exhibition meant to coincide with Toronto’s World Pride celebrations. Zanele Muholi, … Continue reading

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2014 June 22: An intimate portrait of Somalian trans-woman

by Abdi Osman   Labeeb is an intimate portrait of Sumaya, a Somali trans-woman. The project consists of large-scale colour photographs, and a double-projection video. Some of the photographs are studio portraits where Sumaya sat for the artist; others depict … Continue reading

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2014 June 20: Difficult Screenings

By Pam Dlungwana   Where We’re At! Other Voices on Gender is an exhibition curated by Christine Eyene at the Bozar Palais Des Beaux-Arts Brussels as part of the month of Photography 2014. As a curatorial project it aimed to … Continue reading

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