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Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi


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Explore the stunning, moving, and exciting work of visual artist-activist Zanele Muholi

Born in South Africa in 1972, Zanele Muholi came to prominence in the early 2000s with photographs that sought to envision black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex lives beyond deviance or victimhood. Muholi’s work challenges hetero-patriarchal ideologies and representations, presenting the participants in their photographs as confident and beautiful individuals bravely existing in the face of prejudice, intolerance, and, frequently, violence. While Muholi’s intimate photographs of others launched their international career, their intense self-portraits solidified it. The illustrations include images from the key series Muholi has produced over the past 20 years, as well as never-before-published and recent works. This book, and the exhibition it accompanies, present the full breadth of Muholi’s photographic and activist practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849766821
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 02/09/2021
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,090,142
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sarah Allen is assistant curator at Tate. Yasufumi Nakamori is senior curator, international art, at Tate.

Table of Contents

Director's Foreword 8

Glossary Sinazo Chiya Genevieve Louw Bongani Matabane Maggie Matich 10

The Queer Spectacular: Zanele Muholi and Visual Redress Candice Jansen 18

Only Half the Picture

Community and Collectivity / Uphathe umphako - ukhumbul' ekhaya Pamella Dlungwana 40

Being 46

Letter III: The Archive Other/wise Renée Mussai 56

Faces and Phases 62

Thinking Activism: Zanek Muholi and Queer Photography Histories Sarah Allen 80

Brave Beauties 86

Queering Space through Photography: Zanele Muholi's Colour Portraits Yasufumi Nakamori 96

Queering Public Space 102

See Anew: Religion, Marriage and Funerals Sindiwe Magona 112

The Skin They Live In Elvira Dyangani Ose 116

Somnyama Ngonyama 122

Another Approach is Possible Sarah Allen 160

Zanele Muholi and Kararina Pierre: A Conversation 164

Chronology Sarah Allen Bongani Matabane 170

Notes 176

Selected Bibliography 180

List of Exhibited Works 183

Image Credits 186

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