Zanele Muholi’s Visual Activism

"Ntozakhe II, Parktown, Johannesburg," 2016 © Zanele Muholi

“Ntozakhe II, Parktown, Johannesburg,” 2016 © Zanele Muholi

Photographer Zanele Muholi is responsible for crafting some of the most electric self-portraiture, not just in recent memory, but in the entirety of the history of image making. A self-described visual or cultural activist, Muholi has done a great deal to make strides forward for the LGBTQIA+ community in both the art world and the world at large. With seemingly endless layers of meaning to their work, they have managed to both connect threads of history and culture that aren’t always communicated together so effectively, while also boldly confronting those elements.  

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