Category Archives: Art Is A Human Right

2017 Sept. 11: ‘Brave Beauties’ Cape Town Chapter

by Zama Shange On August  22, 2017 at 12h30, I received a WhatsApp text from Zanele Muholi: “Would you consider joining us for the Cape Town show to open on 31/08/17”. Needless to say I was stunned, and for a … Continue reading

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2016 Aug. 9: Look back and go forward

by Mbali Zulu Look back and go forward. Looking at the picture of the group I am forced to look back and go forward. What is it that I am looking back at? What is it that I am going … Continue reading

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2016 Feb. 6: Cleveland moves

by Lerato Dumse When I saw a woman blowing smoke at a bus stop in Cleveland, my mind was shocked, for some reason it was like my first time seeing someone smoking. Then it hit, I don’t remember seeing anyone smoke … Continue reading

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2016 Jan. 25: Creative Artists share knowledge on archiving

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Sandisiwe Dlamini & Lerato Dumse Over the last couple of days there have been numerous news reports about snakes being spotted in residential homes and incidents of humans and animals being bitten in South … Continue reading

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2015 Nov. 25: The best ‘black’ exhibition of the season

Photo album by Lebo Mashifane                                                 Read and view photos from Somnyama Ngonyama series, currently showing at … Continue reading

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2015 June 13: For my family with love

Self portraits taken for my grandchildren to note that I exist… Location: 200 South Street Inn Charlottesville, Virginia, US. During the Look3 foto festival I took this photo in my hotel room as I wondered how to approach my conversation … Continue reading

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2015 June 7: My Yithi Laba experience

by Shaz ‘Sicka Star-ban’ Mthunzi On Friday, 5th of June 2015  we had our first conference called Yithi Laba, it was one of many more to come in the future which will involve Faces and Phases participants from different fields hosted by … Continue reading

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