Tag Archives: Visual activist

2016 Feb. 18: Muholi talks self-representation at Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Text and photos by Lerato Dumse So here I was, looking at the beautiful night view of New York City from thousands of feet in the air. While the plane made a descent into LaGuardia airport, my excitement ascended as … Continue reading

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2015 Oct. 9: Muholi presents at the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Lerato and Constanza McKinstry A total 360º is the best way to describe the change of weather that awaited Zanele Muholi and I when we arrived in Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA). Unlike the windy … Continue reading

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2015 October 2: Liverpool was a great experience

by Somizy Sincwala I started entering pageants in 2012 and with my first attempt I was fortunate to be crowned as the first Miss Uthingo 2012. My journey continued after winning Miss Uthingo. I entered Miss Gay Jozi, Miss Gay … Continue reading

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2015 Sept. 8: Faces and Phases presented at Hasselblad Foundation

by Lerato Dumse We departed from a sunny and humid Syracuse, New York in the USA on the last day of August 2015. Zanele Muholi was selected as an Artist-In-Residence, a month long stay as part of Light Work AIR. … Continue reading

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2015 June 13: For my family with love

Self portraits taken for my grandchildren to note that I exist… Location: 200 South Street Inn Charlottesville, Virginia, US. During the Look3 foto festival I took this photo in my hotel room as I wondered how to approach my conversation … Continue reading

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2015 April 15: Faces and inscriptions on show @The Photographers Gallery, London

What:  2015 Deutsche Borse Photo Prize exhibition Photos by Lerato Dumse & Muholi (2015/04/15)     There’s 56 pair of eyes poised to stare back at those who visit South African, Zanele Muholi’s Faces and Phases exhibition space when it … Continue reading

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2015 March 20: Faces and Phases book launch at UCT African Gender Institute

    The Stevenson Exhibition Gallery and the African Gender Institute cordially invite you to the launch of ‘Faces & Phases‘ by Zanele Muholi. Zanele Muholi is a photographer and visual activist who affirms and celebrates the multiplicity of human … Continue reading

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2015 Mar. 1: As I Am… today

Photo of the Day From Oslo photo files… with love. Self portrait of a visual activist. Location: Asker, Oslo. Norway. Working alone. Camera used Canon 6d placed on cabinet top…     Work in progress…    

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2014 June 27: A classy night at the Singapore O.P.E.N

by Fikile Mazambani “I feel like I am receiving an award from Singapore” At the invitation of Ong Keng Sen, the director of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), Zanele Muholi arrived in Singapore on Friday, 20 June to … Continue reading

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2014 June 16 From Joburg to Sao Paulo to Toronto

Muholi’s Travel Log The past week in Toronto was a fantastic blur.  I arrived on Sunday, 15 June 2014 after five 5 years since my last stay there.  I went to Ryerson University and it is where I studied MFA: Documentary … Continue reading

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