Tag Archives: Celebration

2016 Oct. 20 FotoFocus Personae meets Saxophonist

by Sebenzile Langa Being a classically trained Tenor Saxophonist means I have been on stage more times than I can remember. This was different though. Being invited to Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States of America to interpret the Faces … Continue reading

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2016 Sept. 15: A decade of Faces and Phases

by Donna A M Smith Johannesburg, September 2016 Much has been written and said about award-winning photographer, Zanele Muholi, and her ground-breaking work of documenting the lives of black lesbians and transgender persons in South Africa and other parts of … Continue reading

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2015 Sept. 12: ‘2015, the year of breaking my silence’

by Christie van Zyl This year was my first time attending Mbokodo awards ‘Celebrating Women in the Arts’. Ang’zange nga kuzwa ukubumbana kwabantu besifazane kanje. (I have never experienced a solidarity of women so strongly before) Our mission for the … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 10: Fulfilling a wish

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Muholi Zanele I think black South Africans (maybe even other races) might agree with me that watching African American church services on TV or in movies makes one wish to attend. Their pastor’s sermons … Continue reading

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2015 June 30: South African Visual Activists Documenting Oslo

“We are not just about our sex, or just about what is between our legs, or what is on our chests, we live and eat; and there are so many socio economic factors that affect us.” – Fikile Vilakazi, South African … Continue reading

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2015 June 28: My 2015 Durban June Pride

by Tinashe Wakapila It was a very wonderful day on the 26th of June. The reason for my joy is because it was a day before pride. I had visitors who travelled from other provinces. They are friends that I … Continue reading

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2015 May 5: My journey so far in life

by Nosipo Solundwana My name is Nosipo Gloria Solundwana, also known as SPHOLA. I am a 27-year-old ‘butch’ lesbian living on the East-Rand, in Katlehong. I live with my four siblings and I am the first born at home. I … Continue reading

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