Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi


African Women Photographers #1


This is the first title in a new series of books, directed by Masasam and promoted by Casa Africa, aimed at promoting the most outstanding African women photographers, and specifically those who have won the Casa Africa Award at the Bamako African Photography Biennial. The series' aim is to draw attention to the broad-ranging diversity of African photography and the solid creativity of its photographers. Born in Durban in 1972, Muholi is a visual activist who endeavours to give greater visibility to the black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual community of her country and beyond. Although her perspective is highly radical and provocative, it is simultaneously filtered through a truly intense, lucid and profoundly tender gaze. The book gives an overview of Muholi's work to date, from the early Only Half the Picture to her ongoing Faces and Phases series, with essays by Muholi, Gail Smith, and editors Sandra Maunac and Mónica Santos.

Published by Casa Africa and La Fábrica | 2011
Hardcover, 110 pages | ISBN 978-84-1503-46-6 | Price: R350
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