Category Archives: Witnesses

2015 March 14: Navigating through London

by Lerato Dumse I’ve known for approximately two months that I will be traveling to London on March 10 as a participant working on the Faces and Phases 2006-14 photo book.     As an impatient person, I have taught … Continue reading

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2015 Feb. 25: I drank again…

by Siba Nkumbi I acknowledged that I suffered from alcoholism but I never fully accepted that I am the cause of my misery. Little things triggered a relapse. Here is a practical example: I lost two jobs in one month, … Continue reading

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2014 Dec. 28: Javas & Mashadi’s pre wedding lunch

Where:  Mike’s Kitchen in Alberton With who:  Inkanyiso crew & Friends Camera used:  Canon 600D     Sisters with style… lead by Zandile Makhubu in front with blue top… Our lovely couple, Javas & Mashadi Ndlovu to get married in … Continue reading

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2014 Dec. 7: The joys and pains of organising Faces and Phases (2006-14) book launch

by Lerato Dumse  Apart from reading about it, and maybe seeing them in movies, the first time I attended a book launch in which I feature amongst many black lesbians and transgender individuals was on November 7, 2014 held at … 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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2014 Nov. 17: “I love how my two portraits contradict each other”

by Sicka Star-ban My Faces and Phases journey started in the year 2013 when I met author and visual activist, Zanele Muholi. I, Nonkululeko Sharon Mthunzi known as Sicka Star-ban, remember her reaction when she first saw my cousin Nontuthuzelo … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 2: Vuyisile and Happy’s umembeso

by Luh Cele Where: B Section, Umlazi Township Firstly I would like to acknowledge and congratulate the bridegroom Happy Mchunu and bride Vuyisile Tshabalala for taking the next step in their relationship without any hesitation. The true reflection of love … Continue reading

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