Zanele Muholi, ‘Lerato Dumse, Syracuse, New York’, 2015, Light Work
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Zanele Muholi

Lerato Dumse, Syracuse, New York, 2015

Archival inkjet print
14 × 9 33/50 in
35.6 × 24.5 cm
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Syracuse
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Zanele Muholi was born in Umlazi, Durban, and currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. She …

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Zanele Muholi
South African, b. 1972
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A photographer and self-proclaimed visual activist, Zanele Muholi explores black lesbian and gay identities and politics in contemporary South Africa. For their series “Faces and Phases” (2006-11), Muholi photographed more than 200 portraits of South Africa’s lesbian community. “The portraits are at once a visual statement and an archive,” they have said, “marking, mapping, and preserving an often invisible community for posterity.” Muholi’s sensitive portraits challenge the stigma surrounding gays and lesbians in South Africa, debunk the common rhetoric that homosexuality is un-African, and address the preponderance of hate crimes against homosexuals in their native country. Among other subjects, they have captured the survivors of “corrective rape”. In April 2012, thieves broke into Muholi’s Cape Town apartment and stole over 20 hard drives holding years of photographic documentation, suggesting the continued controversy and sensitivity surrounding the issues that Muholi’s works confront.

Zanele Muholi, ‘Lerato Dumse, Syracuse, New York’, 2015, Light Work
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Zanele Muholi was born in Umlazi, Durban, and currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. She co-founded the Forum for Empowerment of Women as well as Inkanyiso, a forum for queer and visual activist media. Muholi’s self-proclaimed mission is “to re-write a black queer and trans visual history of South Africa for …

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Zanele Muholi
South African, b. 1972
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A photographer and self-proclaimed visual activist, Zanele Muholi explores black lesbian and gay identities and politics in contemporary South Africa. For their series “Faces and Phases” (2006-11), Muholi photographed more than 200 portraits of South Africa’s lesbian community. “The portraits are at once a visual statement and an archive,” they have said, “marking, mapping, and preserving an often invisible community for posterity.” Muholi’s sensitive portraits challenge the stigma surrounding gays and lesbians in South Africa, debunk the common rhetoric that homosexuality is un-African, and address the preponderance of hate crimes against homosexuals in their native country. Among other subjects, they have captured the survivors of “corrective rape”. In April 2012, thieves broke into Muholi’s Cape Town apartment and stole over 20 hard drives holding years of photographic documentation, suggesting the continued controversy and sensitivity surrounding the issues that Muholi’s works confront.

Zanele Muholi

Lerato Dumse, Syracuse, New York, 2015

Archival inkjet print
14 × 9 33/50 in
35.6 × 24.5 cm
Edition of 50
.
Sold
Location
Syracuse
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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