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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Artist Documents A Year Of Weddings And Funerals In South Africa's LGBT Community

South African artist Zanele Muholi spent a year photographing images of joy and sorrow for her powerful Of Love And Loss exhibition.


Photographer Zanele Muholi spent 2013 documenting weddings and funerals in the LGBT community of South Africa – juxtaposing emotional events that often go hand in hand.


Photographer Zanele Muholi spent 2013 documenting weddings and funerals in the LGBT community of South Africa – juxtaposing emotional events that often go hand in hand.


ZANELE MUHOLI/Promise & Gift's wedding I. Daveyton, 2013


Her work has been compiled into a full exhibition,Of Love And Loss, currently on display at the Stevenson contemporary art gallery space in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.


Her work has been compiled into a full exhibition, Of Love And Loss , currently on display at the Stevenson contemporary art gallery space in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.


Duduzile Zozo's Funeral. Thokoza, July 2013 / Via ZANELE MUHOLI


At the show's opening, Muholi stripped down and placed herself inside this clear coffin.


At the show's opening, Muholi stripped down and placed herself inside this clear coffin.


The exhibition involves a photography series, video, and an installation.


ZANELE MUHOLI


Muholi's objective is to empower LGBT individuals who are "silenced by a society which in principle has constitutional obligation to provide a platform to tell their stories, through their own voices, which currently is not the reality."


Muholi's objective is to empower LGBT individuals who are "silenced by a society which in principle has constitutional obligation to provide a platform to tell their stories, through their own voices, which currently is not the reality."


Ziningi & Delisile Ndlela's wedding VI. Chesterville, Durban, 15 June 2013 / Via ZANELE MUHOLI




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