Regrann from @artxlagos
: Faces & Phases by Zanele Muholi (@muholizanele
), found at Alara (@alaralagos
For more than a decade, South African photographer Zanele Muholi created a visual record of black lesbians in her home country; offering a bold stance against the stigmatization of lesbian and gay sexualities in Africa and beyond. In 2006, Muholi began her Faces and Phases project, an ambitious series of striking and powerful portraits of lesbians made against plain or patterned backgrounds—now numbering around three hundred—and often exhibited in tightly arranged grids.
Faces and Phases is the subject of this extensive book, published by Steidl, that forms a monumental chapter in Muholi’s mission to remedy black queer invisibility. Collectively, the portraits are an act of visual activism and powerful statement about the similarities and diversity that exist within the human race.
Zanele Muholi’s photographic works will be on display at the Stevenson (@stevenson_za
) booth, at ART X Lagos 2018, from 2nd to 4th November at The Civic Centre in Victoria Island.
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