2015 Aug. 23: Muholi and Dumse present at Light Work Artist AIR


2015 Aug. 23 Muholi Talk announcement

Artist talk by current Light Work Artist-in-Residence Zanele Muholi

Thursday, August 27th
at 7:30pm
Light Work / Watson Theater, Robert B. Menschel Media Center

A self-described “visual activist,” South African artist Zanele Muholi, has dedicated her work and life to increasing the visibility of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. Despite South Africa’s laws forbidding discrimination based on sexuality, violent crimes against gays and women have in- creased. Muholi’s self-proclaimed mission is ‘to re- write a black queer and trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of our resistance and existence at the height of hate crimes in SA and beyond’.

Muholi has won numerous awards including the Ryerson Alumni Achievement Award, 2015 and the Fine Prize for an emerging artist at the 2013 Carnegie International. Her Faces and Phases series has been shown at Documenta 13, the South African Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, the 29th São Paulo Biennale, among others. She was shortlisted for the 2015 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for her publication Faces and Phases: 2006-14 (Steidl/The Walther Collection). Muholi is an Honorary Professor of the University of the Arts, Bremen.


Photos from last night’s talk by Shane Lavalette, an American photographer, the founding Publisher/Editor of Lavalette, and the Director of Light Work.


20150827 muholi & dumse before the talk

Muholi with Dumse waiting in anticipation for the audience to come to Watson Theater where the Artist talk was held


20150827 muholi during talk


20150827 LD f&p photos

Lerato Dumse’s portraits (Left) 2015 taken during Light Work AIR and (Right) 2010 published in Faces and Phases (2006-2014) by Zanele Muholi


20150827 muholi after LW talk



Previous talks



2015 March 12:  Muholi addressed scholars at Brighton University, UK




2015 Feb. 27:  Announcement 
Public Lecture by Zanele Muholi @UCLAN, London




2014 July 18: Women’s Day Lecture at UFS




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




2014 Mar.21: Photo of the Day from Human Rights and LGBTI in Sub-Saharan Africa class




2014 Mar. 18: Sharing South African Queer Knowledge with students in America




2014 Mar.5: More than an activist




2014 Feb.4: Black Queer Born Frees in South Africa




2013 Nov. 4: From Market Photo Workshop to Bremen University




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7 Responses to 2015 Aug. 23: Muholi and Dumse present at Light Work Artist AIR

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  2. Shirley says:

    This is just too beautiful 🙂

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