Artist Talk: Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi, Dikeledi Sibanda, Yeoville, Johannesburg, 2007 © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg

Tue, October 8,
6:30 PM
7:30 PM


  • Carnegie Lecture Hall

Type of Event

  • Artist Talk


Photographer Zanele Muholi combines her skills as a photographer with a commitment to fighting the violence against LGBTI people. She began her photographic portrait project, Faces and Phases, in 2006, working first in the townships of South Africa and then beyond. By the time it is complete, Muholi intends to have almost 500 portraits, giving visibility to the various faces of black LGBTI communities around the world. Her bold and sometimes controversial portraits are redefining the face of Africa within and outside the continent, exploring misconceptions and stereotypes and the complicated identities of the participants. Muholi discusses her work and her role as a self-described “visual activist” with Lerato Dumse, one of the sitters for the Faces and Phases series. CMU professor Ayanah Moor from the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University will join the discussion with Muholi and Dumse.

Cost: Free

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