On the female gaze as activism

 

 

 

 

 

South African photographer and LGBT activist Zanele Muholi’s photographs speak for themselves. A self-proclaimed visual activist, the image she creates put her cause front and center for all to see. Her portraits of South Africa’s lesbian community document the beauty – and the struggles – of a community too often pushed to the side. Muholi’s subjects are delicate and strong all at the same time. Many of her photographs were stolen when her Cape Town apartment was robbed in 2012 – I think that gives you an idea of how controversial her work is to some. Despite the setback, she continues to document the faces and stories of an underrepresented community.

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