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Zanele Muholi
Siphe, Johannesburg

2018

$14,500

About

Turning the camera on herself for the Somnyama Ngonyama series, Muholi explores the concepts of self-representation and self-definition by experimenting with different characters and archetypes. The photographs, taken in various cities throughout Europe, the U.S., Asia and Africa, use ad hoc settings and everyday objects as props to reference South African political history, contemporary existence and events in the artist’s personal life. Muholi uses portraiture as a form of exposure to disrupt the dominant images of black women in the media today and to bear witness to both the brutality and the joy of black, queer, lesbian, and transgendered individuals in South Africa.

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  • Creation Year
    2018
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.75 in. (57.79 cm)Width: 18.75 in. (47.63 cm)
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU274816901

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