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South African Visual Activism opens eyes in Liverpool

by Lerato Dumse It was exciting to witness the opening of Zanele Muholi’s Vukani exhibition, at Open Eye Gallery, in Liverpool UK. Three gallery rooms are currently occupied by Muholi’s photographs and documentaries on a show which opened on September 17, … Continue reading

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2014 Dec. 9: Exclusive Book Launch of Faces and Phases in Amsterdam

Hosted by ZAM Magazine in Amsterdam, Netherlands Where:  ZAM, Tussen de Bogen 66,  Haarlemmerplein Tuesday, December 9 at 5:00pm photos by Valerie Thomas and Frederico                                … Continue reading

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2014 June 21: Continuity … Muholi ongoing Visual Activism

  Exactly a year ago. @ Kunstplass 5 gallery Where: Oslo, Norway Captured with iPhone 4 by Valerie Thomas   Related link 2013 June 21: The Princess of Norway pitched just for Muholi

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2014 June 13: Lesbian invisibility in grumbling Sao Paulo

by Valerie Thomas Location: Goethe Institut, Rua Lisboa, Sao Paulo, Brazil   Zanele Muholi participated in the Varzeanas cultura de futebol [i]  festival organized by the Goethe Institut ongoing in Sao Paolo from the 7th of June until the 13rd of July 2014. Zanele … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day from Human Rights and LGBTI in Sub-Saharan Africa class

by Prof. Frieda Ekotto Department of AfroAmerican and African Studies UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN __________________________ Program in International & Comparative Studies, International Institute Wednesday 12-3pm Human Rights and LGBTI in Sub-Saharan Africa This course will approach human rights debates that revolve … Continue reading

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2014 March 12: Photos from SF Jazz Center – Artist Talk

  “What is your perception of South Africa? What exactly do you think we do there?… We actually have an airport, we didn’t come here on an airboat.” ~@slypod Photos by Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene (in the audience) Camera used: … Continue reading

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2014 March 8: Freedom of Nude Expression

Yesterday as the world celebrated the International Women’s Day others took on the streets to either make a mark or demonstrated to claim their spaces. This picture was taken on our way to Golden Gate bridge. As we stood in … Continue reading

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