Tag Archives: Black

2015 Sept. 8: Faces and Phases presented at Hasselblad Foundation

by Lerato Dumse We departed from a sunny and humid Syracuse, New York in the USA on the last day of August 2015. Zanele Muholi was selected as an Artist-In-Residence, a month long stay as part of Light Work AIR. … Continue reading

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2015 Feb.28: Norwegian press responses on Muholi’s Art of Activism show

What:  Art of Activism Where:  Akershus Art Center On show as from: 21 Feb. – 29 Mar. 2015 Titles: Translated from Norwegian to English by Vibeke Hermanrud, co-founder of Kunstplass 10, Oslo   Source: Blikk – a lesbian and gay … Continue reading

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2014 Dec. 5: When black is so strong

… work in progress. Zanele Muholi working with Valerie Thomas. Where:  Belleville, Paris. When:  Dec. 2014 What:  Having conversations with inner self allowing to be seen without shame Why:  Because ‘races matters’ sometimes and gender is really ‘complex’ Period:  365 … Continue reading

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2014 June 25: I consider myself beautiful not handsome…

    My name is Mamello but am also known as Meme Motaung. Mamello is a South Sotho name meaning perseverance. I was named Mamello by my grandmother and I do not know the reasons behind my name. I am a young proud black lesbian and I … Continue reading

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2014 March 21: Part 2 A retrospective on my life and work as an activist in South Africa

Johannesburg, May 17, 2013 (Part 1 describes how I first came to South Africa and became involved in lesbian and gay activism here, namely, through my role as the J-FLAG representative to the ILGA conference hosted by Johannesburg in September … Continue reading

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2014 March 8: Photos from Brown Bois Retreat in Oakland, CALIFORNIA

Photos by Zanele Muholi Where: Oakland, CA With:  Valerie Thomas and Selaelo ‘Sly’ Mannya What: Brown Bois Retreat Link to: Brown Boi Project Topic: How to increase Personal Communication Skills chaired by Mervyn Marcano   My Masculinity Is…   Name Quote … Continue reading

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2014 Jan. 5: High Fashion at Muntuza’s funeral in KwaThema

by Yaya Mavundla Over the years people’s lifestyle and believes have changed completely. The Western culture has taken over with so many fashion boutiques we have been introduced to.  Freedom of expression through clothing and so many accessible designers has … Continue reading

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