Tag Archives: Body

2015 June 13: For my family with love

Self portraits taken for my grandchildren to note that I exist… Location: 200 South Street Inn Charlottesville, Virginia, US. During the Look3 foto festival I took this photo in my hotel room as I wondered how to approach my conversation … Continue reading

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2015 June 19: I use my body to express myself and break norms

I am Tshepo Seoketsi Mooketsi,  a first year Communication Sciences and Anthropology student at a South African University. I am an LGBTIQ Activist and a Trans feminist who hails from Schweizer Reneke a small rural town in the North West Province … Continue reading

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2015 June 15: Being given the opportunity to study photography

My name is Mamello Motaung, I started my career in photography at the Market Photo Workshop (MPW), on the 4th of March 2015. Zanele Muholi introduced me to MPW.  The first week of my schooling was hectic. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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2015 May 6: Snow Black and the Huntsman – Musings on the work of Zanele Muholi

by Liona Nyariri  Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence Brooklyn Museum, New York 1 May – 1 November 2015 I’m standing on the gallery floor at the Brooklyn Museum, looking down into a transparent glass coffin that lies at my feet. Inside the … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 30: “Do you remember me?”

It has been two months since you passed on. There has never been a day that went by since that dreadful day that I have not thought of you. Each day that passes with tears in my eyes I think of you … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 9: Song, dance and laughter followed by tears

by Lerato Dumse “Whose Streets, Our Streets!” was chanted by members of the LGBT community as they marched around the streets of Boipatong township in the Vaal on September 6. The marchers were ordered to stay clear of the pavement, … Continue reading

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2014 May 30: I was a boy who would one day grow up to be a man

by Samson ‘Thabo’ Brown   I have never believed that God made mistakes. I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. That reason has always been to fulfill God’s greater purpose for your life. That’s how I view … Continue reading

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2014 May 13: “Making love to it”

by Lebohang ‘Leptie’ Phume   Based on the 12th April 2014 photo shoot experience in Parktown, Johannesburg I have never imagined myself behind the camera, instructing or photographing. But that perception changed few weeks ago when I found myself watching … Continue reading

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2014 April 27: Unanswered questions

  Why are we getting killed? When you kill me according to faith you kill only the body a loving heart remains my soul remains Why are we getting killed? When you kill me you are killing a natural being … Continue reading

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2013 July 7: Trouble Soul

by Maureen Velile Majola drafted on 24.03.2013 Today I was looking at my pictures from my childhood. I realised how much I’ve changed and how I remained the same. I saw a lot of pictures of me that I don’t … Continue reading

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