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Zanele Muholi on capturing the spirits of Black lesbian women and trans men
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Africa Avant Garde View All. Last week, Botswana's High Court made history when it overturned colonial-era laws criminalizing consensual same-sex relations. The ruling, which came mere weeks after Kenya's High Court ruled to uphold its own 19th-century laws criminalizing "carnal knowledge against the order of nature," is being seen as a landmark victory for LGBTQ activists across the continent. Yinka Shonibare's colorful artworks subvert colonial narratives. The significance of the Botswana ruling hasn't been lost on South African photographer and self-described "visual activist" Zanele Muholi. For almost 20 years, Muholi, who uses gender-neutral pronouns including "they" and "their" , has documented black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex South Africans, many of whom have suffered homophobic violence, oppression and erasure in their communities.
South African photographer and self-titled visual activist Zanele Muholi has gained international recognition for her direct, powerful imagery. Muholi devoted years to a body of work called Faces and Phases , in which she directed her camera towards members of the black lesbian and trans community in South Africa. Muholi has exposed herself to innumerable acts of aggression and violence during the course of her career. Despite this, she continues to pursue her work, in part to insist on a visual history and visibility for members of her long-overlooked community.
Muholi's work focuses on race, gender and sexuality with a body of work looking at black lesbian, gay, transgender , and intersex individuals. They are the youngest of eight children. Muholi's father died shortly after their birth,  and their mother was a domestic worker who had to leave her children to work for a white family during Apartheid in South Africa.