Tag Archives: Visual activism

2018 Oct. 25: Somnyama Ngonyama

To name ourselves rather than be named, we must first see ourselves – Lorraine O’grady When thinking portraiture, Somnyama Ngonyama is a persistent point of reference. When questioning notions of self-identification, I refer back to this haunting work as though … 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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2018 Oct. 25: Black Queer Joy

Photos and text by Lerato Dumse     Simon Nkoli Memorial Lecture brought together Sandile Ndelu, Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane and Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe three academic minds to lead the panel discussion marking the 20th year commemoration titled Black Queer Possibilities: Reading … Continue reading

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2017 July 30: Painful send off for transgender activist Iko Mash

Text by Yaya Mavundla Photos by Zanele Muholi The funeral service of Iko Mash was very painful. Iko who passed away on the 21st of July 2017 was buried on Saturday the 29th of July 2017. Her funeral service was … Continue reading

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2017 July 30: My first trip to the United Kingdom (London)

by Thobeka Bhengu  I departed from South Africa on the 8th of July 2017 and arrived in London on the 9th of July. It had been a long trip and the body was naturally tired but was still functional. I … Continue reading

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2017 July 29: Pride and Loss during Amsterdam Pride 2017

  Pride and Loss Curated by Lerato Dumse, with work by Boitumelo Nkopane, Collen Mfazwe, Lebogang Mashifane, Lerato Dumse, Thembela Dick and Velisa Jara. Exhibition opening 3 August 2017 | 17-21h | Weteringschans 69, Amsterdam Press release by curator Lerato Dumse: … Continue reading

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2017 July 4: Tumi’s Foundation in photography

by Tumi Nkopane The 11th of January 2017 was my first day studying a Foundation Course (FC) in photography at the Market Photo Workshop (MPW) in Newtown, Johannesburg. The opportunity to study was granted to me by Zanele Muholi who is … Continue reading

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