Where: Market Photo Workshop
Photos by Lindeka Qampi
Text by Amo Senokwane
It was great to finally attend an event organised for Zanele Muholi by Lerato Dumse (a participant in the F&P series and journalist) emotionally supported by Market Photo Workshop (MPW). I had previously not been able to attend any of the events in Cape Town. Moving to Jozi (Johannesburg) is good. The Faces and Phases book launch at MPW was great I must say. The event was well planned and organised, I loved the outdoor setup.
Big up to Zanele Muholi and her team for providing food, drinks and transportation for the masses and of course accommodation for some of us. Thank you Z.
The fact that almost all the participants in Faces and Phases were able to attend was great and getting my second edition of the book was exciting. Upon seeing my story in the book gave me hope that it will inspire one person out there to be brave and follow their dreams and most importantly, to fully trust in God. I was happy to see so many people there, the support shown for Zanele was unbelievable.
I met new people, like Mary Louw, Ziyanda Majozi and Nqobile Zungu – just to mention a few. I also saw a lot of familiar faces which was amazing. The event had ups and downs. The down for me was the guest of honour arriving late and making us wait, which was not cool at all, but you are forgiven Muholi!!!
I was also disappointed by the behaviour that was displayed by some of the people especially when there was a speaker in front trying to address us, there were small meetings being held all over the place.
When Kekeletso Khena (who is also a participant in the series) was addressing the the microphone volume was low at first but was raised and people kept on talking willy nilly!.
I wish that next time our attitude changes and we in turn respect everyone who may have taken their time to come to congratulate and celebrate one of us and encourage some of us.
I was taught that listening is more than just a skill it is RESPECT! Let us respect our own, so that the world can respect us back.
All the best for your future endeavours.
Our dedicated activist, Mary Louw showing off her copy as she appeared in one of the pages…
Dee Dlamini who authored
More photos to be included sooner…