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2019 Sep. 1: Queers Converse

by Nonkululeko Dube I was invited to document a dinner gathering on August 1st 2019. It was hosted in Parktown North, Johannesburg,  by David Lewis-Peart who lives in Toronto, Canada. He was invited to South Africa by Prof/Sir Zanele Muholi for Faces and Phases 13 … Continue reading

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Muholi Shareout

Photo album by Faizal Westcott Venue: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Living Room) Location: Boston, MA, USA Date: June 11 2019 As part of their Artist-In-Residency at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Prof Muholi facilitated a Shareout and Q&A with community members, … Continue reading

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2019 July 30: When Faces Meet

by Mercury Duma A day of triumph and celebration was held at the Stevenson Art Gallery in Parktown North, Johannesburg on the 20th of July 2019. Rainbow colours covered the the fence leading up to the exhibition. Different outfits, different personalities and different … Continue reading

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2019 March 21: Take me to Democracy

Take me to Democracy Take me to freedom Take me to a place of love with no pain. Take me to democracy with no more tears. 25 years of Democracy There’s tears on her face, her face swollen taking punches … Continue reading

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2019 March 20: Leaving today to arrive yesterday

by Pam Dlungwana   Its a day in a week, in a month, in a year of a calendar we recognise but Lebo and I can’t tell you what time it is or what day it is without asking someone … Continue reading

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2018 October 25: Somnyama Ngonyama – Wiser Launch

Text by Jackie Mondi Photos by Lerato Dumse & Terra Dick   Indeed, I do tread lightly around Zanele! You see, I am a reluctant or rather self-conscious writer, but Zanele somehow manages to ignore my protestations with a stern … Continue reading

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I am making history

by Sicka ‘Shaz’ Mthunzi   “When you want something, the whole universe conspires to help you achieve it,” a quoted sentence from a novel I read titled ‘The Alchemist‘ by Paulo Coelho. Through the journey of my life I have learnt … Continue reading

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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 Oct. 20: Time wasted is never regained

  “Sheshisa isikhathi siya hamba” those words were spoken by our parents when we were preparing to go to school. Those words never mattered to us when we were young because we didn’t know what was at stake. We took … Continue reading

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