Category Archives: Political Art

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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2014 July 28: Memories never fade away – ‘Foot for Love’

My reflection on our 2012 Paris trip that we, Thokozani Football Club (TFC) had. It all started at the Thokozani football club that I joined voluntarily in 2008, hence I’m proud of myself for making such a good decision. Firstly … Continue reading

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2014 July 19: Paris post cards from Cite Des Arts

Birthday self portraits by Zanele Muholi …@Cite Des Arts in Paris. In commemoration of my late mother, Bester Muholi who gave birth to me and endured the constraints of birthing.           more photos to be included … Continue reading

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2014 July 12: From Soweto to Paris for the love of photography

  Teaching photography to young women at Aurora Girls High school with my 3 collaborators/ facilitators: Lindeka Qampi (SA photographer and activist), Linda Mankazana (SA educator and activist) and Valerie Thomas (French physician and activist). We started the visual project … Continue reading

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2014 April 5: ‘Sifela i Ayikho’ photos

  L-R: Jelena Kuljic and Maureen Velile Majola at backstage before their performance at Studio 44, Constanza Macras in Berlin last night.      Jelena Kuljic about to sing “Senzeni na?”  Maureen Majola lit the candles and prayed hard… God … Continue reading

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2014 March 20: Black lesbian denied Schengen visa by German Embassy

      “For reasons unknown” Lungile Dladla, a South African lesbian, activist and participant in the world acclaimed Faces and Phases portraiture series by 2013 Prince Claus Laureate, Zanele Muholi, has been denied a visa to travel to Berlin, … Continue reading

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2014 Jan.29: WAM Photos

Portfolio #2 by Charmain Carrol Previous by CC. 2013 Dec. 25: Christmas that was and 2013 Dec. 15: Photos from the funeral of the recently murdered lesbian in Ratanda                           … Continue reading

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