ZANELE MUHOLI: Faces and Phases

Located upstairs at the Neue Galerie are the hauntingly beautiful photographs by South African photographer Zanele Muholi.Through a series of portraits entitled Faces and Phases, Muholi describes the homosexual and queer community in South Africa. Through what the artist calls “visual activism,” these direct and intense black and white photographs tell the stories of different characters within the community: “athletes, cultural activists, dancers, filmmakers, writers, human rights and gender activists, mothers, lovers…” The photographs are accompanied by a film that delves into the lives of these women and transmen on an individual and community basis.

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