Category Archives: Learning

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 2: My first time visiting Joburg

by Anele Lozo Sibamba I took a nerve-wracking trip on March 30, 2015 from where I stay in Mpumalanga (Ermelo), destined to Johannesburg (Parktown). The arrangement was made to allow me to collect my copy of the Faces and Phases … Continue reading

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2015 April 12: Dear fellow Black person

by Siba Nkumbi Need I remind you that there is no rule for pronunciation? Why do you feel the need to auto-correct me in the middle of a sentence, because that is not how you pronounce a certain word? Let … Continue reading

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

  Making Histories Visible is pleased to announce a public lecture by award-winning South African photographer Zanele Muholi on Tuesday 17th March at the University of Central Lancashire. An internationally acclaimed visual activist, Muholi co-founded the Forum for Empowerment of … Continue reading

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2015 Feb. 10: “I love you my Mom”

by Thuli Mchunu Firstly, I would like to congratulate the team that made the Faces and Phases 2006-14 photobook come alive. When I laid my hands on the book my eyes were itching to read it, but unfortunately I was socializing with … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 21: SA Lesbian Feathers of the Year

  They are both South African lesbian icons. Most influential in different ways. Some of the commonalities between them is their sexuality and being born in South Africa during the ’70s. Bev from Soweto and Zanele in Umlazi township. About Bev … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 16: The lawyer in the classroom

Report by Lerato Dumse & Zanele Muholi Photos by Thobe Gumede         Where:  Aurora Girls High School, SOWETO What:  2014 PhotoXP – Guest speaking Mpho Nefuri was our guest speaker of the day, she addressed the young … Continue reading

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