The brilliant snaps taken by Zanele Muholi will be displayed in an exhibit at Tate Modern from 5 November. Anika Khan reports.
Muholi is one of the most acclaimed modern photographers whose work has been exhibited all over the world. With over 260 photographs, this exhibition presents the full breadth of their career to date.
Muholi is a visual activist who have documented and celebrated the lives of South African Black LGBTQ communities.
In the series, Only Half the Picture, Muholi captures intense images alluding to traumatic events, violence, and prejudice against black Africans.
In the series, Faces and Phases, Muholi captured portraits of people gazing at the camera. The viewers can witness the true horrors of oppression reflecting from their eyes.
In the series, Brace Beauties, Muholi celebrates empowered non binary Trans people.
The series also captures challenging pictures of taboo. Their ongoing series, Somnyama Ngonyama explores themes of labor, racism, sexual politics, and eurocentrism.
- >5 November Onwards
- >Tate Modern, London tate.org.uk