publication Zanele Muholi

Nº1/ Zanele Muholi/ Collection African Women Photographers 

The first number of the collection is dedicated to Zanele Muholi, visual activist, born in Umlazi, Durban in 1972 and winner of the Casa Africa Award at the Bamako Photography Biennale in 2009. 
Muholi´s work is profound and provocative with a whole corpus of images aimed specifically at one clear objective: to make lesbian activism visible in South Africa. This activism faces a series of challenges both within and without South African Society but has made manifest its intention to persevere in a social and political context adverse to its normalisation. She creates the portrait seen from two angles: from the purely social perspective and the perspective of the sexual identity of a society that is her home and that she portrays.Muholi´s oeuvre posits many challenges to South African society as a whole. It is simultaneously an invitation, a celebration and a indictment. Her work forces us to question the nature and role of art as much as it demands we question what it means to be a woman in Africa who chooses to love another woman.

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17 x 24.5 cm
110 pages
Languages: Spanish- English
Casa Africa Award Winner at the Bamako Photography Biennale
ISBN: 978-84-1503-46-6
Published in 2011

*Video edited by Melanie Duquesne