Category Archives: Life

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 Oct. 14: Brief visit to Amherst

by Lerato Dumse While we were attending the Fire & Ink LGBT conference in Detroit, USA, Zanele Muholi informed me that she had confirmed her presence at Amherst College, in Massachusetts from October 14-16, 2015. We travelled from the Detroit … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 11: Awed by Syracuse

Day 6: @ Light Work AIR  by Muholi Good morning Lerato Dumse I woke up at 4h11. I’m working already. It is another day now. Jet lag is taking its own toll on me. Am thinking about what we’ve done since … Continue reading

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2015 July 10: How it all started

by Sharon “Sicka” Mthunzi It all started with a ‘selfie’ captured using my cell phone. I remember I used to look in the mirror with a phone on my left hand, and take pictures of myself. Before the birth of … Continue reading

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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 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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