Category Archives: Black Queer Professionals

2019 Sep. 1: Queers Converse

by Nonkululeko Dube I was invited to document a dinner gathering on August 1st 2019. It was hosted in Parktown North, Johannesburg,  by David Lewis-Peart who lives in Toronto, Canada. He was invited to South Africa by Prof/Sir Zanele Muholi for Faces and Phases 13 … Continue reading

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2019 July 30: Our history will not be forgotten.

by Tinashe Wakapila A journey that started with a face and a camera has evolved to phases of queer beings leaving a forest of family trees of the LBTI+ COMMUNITY. Positive Narratives of Queer beings centuries ago was nowhere to … Continue reading

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2017 July 29: 7 years of writing Pieces of Expressions.

by Nonkululeko Dube On the 27th of July 2019 at AGOG Gallery in Johannesburg, Lebo Diverse launched a book titled PIECES OF EXPRESSIONS in the name of art-create. The book was published under Seven27 project that is an artist hub that grooms and … Continue reading

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2019 June 4: Muholi donates photographic equipment to Ekurhuleni photographers.

Text by Yaya Mavundla Photos by Thembela Dick On Tuesday 4 June 2019,  we headed to Springs Art Gallery in Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, were Professor. Sir Zanele Muholi was scheduled to hand over a donation of 13 DSLR cameras, SD cards, camera bags … Continue reading

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2014 Nov. 27: The night that was…

… with Miles Rutendo Tanhira (right) and Pendo James (left)  at SATS gym in Stockholm. Camera used:  Canon 6D with 50mm lens. © Photos by Zanele Muholi             Related links 2014 Nov. 27: “I am … Continue reading

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2014 July 26: What I want as a black lesbian youth

My name is Lebogang Mashifane, I’m 25 years old and I live with my mother in Kwa-Thema, east of Gauteng, South Africa. I have recently relocated from Cape Town, South Africa. I hold a Diploma in Multimedia Technology from CPUT … Continue reading

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2014 July 15: “Intombi” – Photo of the Day

Title:  Intombi I … in collaboration with Valerie Thomas, Paris (2014)       (Re)inventing Aesthetic and (Re)imagining Meaning: (Re)creating Black Beauty By Bridget Ngcobo   Zanele Muholi, a black South African visual activist standing in Paris, France stands in … Continue reading

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