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5centsapound:

Zanele Muholi: Of Love & Loss (2014) - Currently showing at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesberg (South Africa) from 14 February - 4 April 2014.

The opening coincides with the presentation of a prestigious Prince Claus Award to Muholi.

Gallery Statement:

In times of increasingly homophobic legislation enacted by African countries and in a climate of intolerance towards homosexuals in the Western world, South Africa distinguishes itself with a Constitution that recognises same-sex marriages; yet the black LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community is plagued by hate crimes. Black lesbians are particularly vulnerable and are regularly victims of brutal murders and ‘curatives rapes’ at the hand of neighbours or ‘friends’.

Since 2013 Muholi has been documenting weddings and funerals in the black LGBTI community in South Africa, joyful and painful events that often seem to go hand in hand. The show features photographs, video works and an installation highlighting how manifestations of sorrow and celebration bear similarities and are occasions to underline the need for a safe space to express individual identities.

As Muholi writes:

Ayanda Magoloza and Nhlanhla Moremi’s wedding in Katlehong took place four months after Duduzile Zozo was murdered in Thokoza. Promise Meyer and Gift Sammone’s wedding in Daveyton took place on 22 December in Daveyton, 15 days after Maleshwane Radebe was buried in Ratanda. Six months earlier, Ziningi and Delisile Ndlela were married in Chesterville, Durban. Many in the area attended the ceremony, blessed the newlywed couple and prayed for them and their children. We long for such blessings as we continue to read about the trials and tribulations that LGBTI persons experience in their churches, where homosexuality is persecuted. In 2014, when South African democracy celebrates its 20 years, it seems more important than ever to raise again our voice against hate crimes and discriminations made towards the LGBTI community.

The exhibition includes also a series of autobiographical images, intimate portraits of Muholi and her partner taken during their travels, a tender counterpoint to the tension still generated in South Africa today by same-sex and interracial relationships.

see her past work here.

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thesmithian:

dynamicafrica:

In Photos: “Family Album” by Mamaki Rakotsoana.

This series of images by South African photographer Mamaki Rakotsoana is a project in which she took her deceased father’s photographs and reproduced them in a manner that investigates her relationship to him, as well as his relationship to the women in his life.

[look of the hour]

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Secrets Women Keep Workshop ***EXTENDED DEADLINE - WEDNESDAY 2ND APRIL, 5PM ****

i-shapebeauty:

Hello everyone, 

To those of you who have already emailed us to express your interest in working with us on The Secrets Women Keep Project, thank you for sharing your secrets with us with such grace and honesty.

We will be extending the application deadline to WEDNESDAY 2ND APRIL at 5pm so if you are thinking about applying, please do get in touch before then. 

We would also like to highlight the following points:

  1. The workshops are open to all women of colour between the ages of 18 - 24 irrespective of your artistic experience.
  2. The workshops are specifically aimed at women of colour between the ages of 18-24, however older applicants who specifically detail why they would like to be considered may be selected. 
  3. Please be aware that workshop spaces are limited to 7 participants.
  4. Successful applicants will be contacted on Friday 4th April 2014.

For more information on how to apply click here

Check out Indigo’s SWK video here

And check out the ‘A Different Mirror’ exhibition website here

Warm wishes

Lesley & Indigo

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geesissy:

philadelphia, 2013

Genesis Crespo

vivian-fu:

Self Portrait in White Flowers, Sutro Baths, March 2014 by Vivian Fu

vivian-fu:

Self Portrait in White Flowers, Sutro Baths, March 2014 by Vivian Fu

hhobbess:

chloe, los angeles
march 2014

hhobbess:

chloe, los angeles

march 2014

hhobbess:

self portrait, los angeles
feb 2014

hhobbess:

self portrait, los angeles

feb 2014

hhobbess:

still life, los angeles
march 2014
collab w/ victoria

hobbes slayin’ everyone on the internet

hhobbess:

still life, los angeles

march 2014

collab w/ victoria

hobbes slayin’ everyone on the internet

vivian-fu:

Purikura Booth Test Shots by Vivian Fu

vivian-fu:

Purikura Booth Test Shots by Vivian Fu

amyjunesmells:

Hello!
I am cleaning out my camera collection and hardly shoot 35mm anymore, so this Contax G1 with Zeiss Biogon 28mm 2.8 lens us up for grabs. I bought the components separately for around $600, and I’m letting it go for $500 because of the marks on the body that it’s come into since it was my everyday carry camera. In great working condition, one of the best rangefinders you can buy before stepping up to a Leica. Body cap, rear lens cap and 46mm UV filter included.

genesisbaez:

(Untitled) Mid twentieth century/2014
Found negative from the trash in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Image made sometime between late 1950s/or 1960s.

genesisbaez:

(Untitled) Mid twentieth century/2014

Found negative from the trash in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Image made sometime between late 1950s/or 1960s.

geesissy:

philadelphia, 2013

Genesis Crespo

geesissy:

philadelphia, 2013

Genesis Crespo

geesissy:

my mom hugging my cousin on his first day home from prison, new york, 2013

Genesis Crespo

geesissy:

my mom hugging my cousin on his first day home from prison, new york, 2013

Genesis Crespo

ejanefoto:

Self-Portrait (Nov. 30. Normal Mood. 8 Hours of Sleep. Mild Anxiety. No Irritability. 150 MG of Lamotrogine.)
TMAX-100
© E. Jane

ejanefoto:

Self-Portrait (Nov. 30. Normal Mood. 8 Hours of Sleep. Mild Anxiety. No Irritability. 150 MG of Lamotrogine.)

TMAX-100

© E. Jane

ejanefoto:

E. Jane. it happens that suddenly and ends that soon. 2014. Mp4 Video. 1:17. 

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