Category Archives: Experience

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 June 11: United Queer Nations

by Lerato Dumse “My name is Lindeka Qampi, I was born in 1969 and I’m a mother of four kids; I will start with my background.” These were the soft-spoken words used by Qampi when she opened the photography-training (PhotoXP) … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 10: Fulfilling a wish

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Muholi Zanele I think black South Africans (maybe even other races) might agree with me that watching African American church services on TV or in movies makes one wish to attend. Their pastor’s sermons … Continue reading

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2015 May 15: Rest in Peace, Mama

Letter to my late mother Mother –  the 1st Lady in my life, Nelly Matee “Lala” Makalela Mama, its been hard. 3 months ago when I laid you to rest Mama, I remembered all you have ever said to me. … Continue reading

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2015 Mar.3: A Letter to my Mother

by Sicka ‘Shaz’ Mthunzi Imbokodo is what she is, a mother that I love and respect more than anything in the world. She has the strength of 10 men and a heart full of life and love. She is my … Continue reading

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LGBTQIA History Month: Our Heroes- Zanele Muholi

Visual Activism is an alternative approach to convey black lgbti history in SA and beyond.

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2014 Dec. 24: If things were going my way

Lebo Leptie Phume & Zanele Muholi interviewed some special friends about their Christmas wishes. I grew up celebrating Christmas because that’s what everyone was doing and it’s not like I had a choice not to celebrate it. Even though I … Continue reading

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2014 Dec. 14: The kiss that moved the church

© Photo by Charmain Carrol @ VMCI – Johannesburg Camera used:  Canon 60D with 75-300 mm lens   What: Bathini Dambuza & Portia Dludlu’s engagement ceremony Union blessed by Pastor Mazibuko       “I always prayed to get married … Continue reading

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2014 Nov. 24: My love story

by Tsepo Kgatlhane I’m okay, but I know I will be better with love. From what I remember, I can’t pass knowing that I have always been celebrated. I have always been best friends with the finer things in life. … Continue reading

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2014 Nov. 20: New York Faces and Phases (2006 – 2014) book launch

taken by Lola with iPhone 5 Where:  Walther Collection, New York.     Muholi being introduced by Artur Walther…   “You’ll have to read the book from back to front” said Zanele Muholi.       My incredible New York … Continue reading

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