Photographers Archives: Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi, born in 1972 in Umlazi, Durban. She lives in Johannesburg.

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Fo(u)nd – Zanele Muholi

South African photographer Zanele Muholi’s (b. 1972) work is focused on the lives of LGBTI people in Africa. Her mostly black and white photography includes portraits of LGBTI people and photos of people embracing and loving each other, but it also documents memorial services of women who have been victim to homophobia. Zanele Muholi’s photographs are a direct response to the epidemic […]



Mastering this split image is the role which photographers of African origin have assigned themselves, sometimes against their better judgement, in order to avoid misunderstandings.

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PRIVATE 36, p. 52-53 (52-57), Zanele Muholi | Only half the picture

Zanele Muholi | Only half the picture

Trained at the Market Photo Workshop, Muholi came to national attention in September 2004 with her exhibition Visual Sexuality


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