Category Archives: Visual activism

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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2016 Jan. 31: Muholi’s upcoming mo(ve)ments

Feb. 2016: Announcements on upcoming exhibition, artist talk/lectures in the US Source:  Posters provided by hosts and partners       Previous lectures:   2015 Dec. 8:  Cultural exchange from Johannesburg to Sardinia   and   2015 Oct. 14:  Brief … Continue reading

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2015 Nov. 25: The best ‘black’ exhibition of the season

Photo album by Lebo Mashifane                                                 Read and view photos from Somnyama Ngonyama series, currently showing at … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 23: Muholi and Dumse present at Light Work Artist AIR

  Artist talk by current Light Work Artist-in-Residence Zanele Muholi Thursday, August 27th at 7:30pm Light Work / Watson Theater, Robert B. Menschel Media Center A self-described “visual activist,” South African artist Zanele Muholi, has dedicated her work and life … 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 27: My best Oslo Pride

by Zanele Muholi Where:  Oslo, Norway Camera used:  Canon 6d with 85mm and 50mm lenses For what: VACEP initiative                                           … 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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