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2016 Oct. 12: The dancer’s psyche

Before, during and after the performance at FotoFocus 2016 Performances take their own form. The space, atmosphere and musicality usually influence the entire performance and movement vocabulary. The 8th October performance at the National Underground Railroad Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, … 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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2016 Aug. 20: Lesego’s follow up

by Lesego Masilela Our initial plan was to meet at Constitutional Hill, where we were supposed to do Faces and Phases 2016 follow up shoot. I ended up at Stevenson gallery in Braamfontein. I wasn’t sure if I should get in … Continue reading

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2016 Aug. 20 When Faces Meet in Joburg

… we do what we do best. Photos by Zanele Muholi Camera used: Canon 6d with 85mm lens on tripod How the photo was taken: 10 sec self timed… What’s the occasion: Faces and Phases photo shoot Who’s in the … Continue reading

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2016 July 28: See Me…

Text by Lindiwe Dhlamini Photos by Luyanda Mthembu Often in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Asexual, Queer + (LGBTIAQ+) community we have a tendency not to acknowledge one another. We tend to invisibilize one another without thinking twice about … Continue reading

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2016 July 16: Nelson Mandela Day – Some Musings…

by Zuko Zikalala Nelson Mandela Day has arrived, an annual day to commemorate the life and legacy of Madiba. As I write this, Doc Shebeleza’s kwaito music hit “Ebumnandini”, is still ringing in my head, not only because it is … Continue reading

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2016 June 26: All black everything at the Black Queer Social JOZI

Text by Rene Mathibe Photos by Ndileka Lujabe & Xolile Magubane Black Queers in Johannesburg were excited to hear that Queers on Smash was organizing a Black Queer social to be held at King Kong in Troyeville, Johannesburg on June 25th … Continue reading

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2016 May 17: Launching Kwa-Thema Photo XP

by Lerato Dumse   The session starts with Zanele Muholi asking how many participants are in the project. People have to start writing, and Khanyisile Mtungwa is asked to borrow fellow participants a book for them to write on top … Continue reading

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2016 May 31:Reflections and interactions

Texts and photos by Lebo Mashifane It’s the end of May 2016 and I’m reflecting on the month. The 30th of May makes me 27 years and 27 days old. It’s also Zama Phakathi’s birthday. If I get to witness 2017, May … Continue reading

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2016 June 4: Muholi honored with Courage and Creativity award

by Lerato Dumse Zanele Muholi is the latest honoree for the 2016 Courage and Creativity award. Africa’s Out, an initiative by Wangechi Mutu conferred the award to this talented photographer and activist. The exciting ceremony was hosted at Pioneer Works, New York City (NYC) on June … Continue reading

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