Category Archives: Collen Mfazwe

2015 June 9: The love that will never be replaced

As I write this now I’m thinking about all the good and wonderful times I had with the woman I will never forget and never see again. I’m Collen Mfazwe, a black lesbian photographer and proudly South African. This is not about me; … Continue reading

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2015 April 20: Graduation feelings

by Lerato Dumse Photos by Collen Mfazwe/ Inkanyiso Where:  Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria In what:  Graduated with a BTech in Journalism   While walking off stage at Gencor Hall after graduating from the Tshwane University of Technology on April 20 … Continue reading

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2013 Sept. 15: Lack of SA Queer History knowledge at the Miss & Mr Gay Daveyton

by Lesego Tlhwale The Rhoo Hlatswayo Arts Centre in Daveyton was a buzz on Saturday, 14th September 2013, as the LGBTI community came in numbers to watch gays and lesbians competing for the title of Mr & Miss Gay Daveyton. … Continue reading

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2013 Sept. 11: Baby, last night was great for me

Photos by Collen Mfazwe … captured at exhibition opening What:  CRITICALLY QUEER is a group exhibition curated by Jabulani Chen Pereira featuring artists Neo Musangi, Kelebogile Ntladi, Dean Hutton, Selogadi Mampane, Dineo Seshee Bopape and Tyna Adebowale. Where:  FADA Gallery … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 28: Stabbed lesbian survivor – The Saga continues …

by Thekwane Bongi Mpisholo Its been two weeks since the stabbing of a 26 year old lesbian from Vosloorus township, yet service providers keep failing the survivor over and over, like one more trauma after another. It begs the question, … Continue reading

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2013 April 17: Collen’s black & white album

photos by Collen Mfazwe Camera used:  Canon 60D with zoom lens EF-S 18-135mm f stop 1:3.5-5.6 IS … as part of 2013 Photo XP, offered by Inkanyiso media, Johannesburg. See more info on: 2012 Photo XP __________________ About Inkanyiso student photographer … Continue reading

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