Faces and Phases features 10 photographs by internationally acclaimed South African photographer and self-described “visual activist” Zanele Muholi, from her ongoing series of the same title.
Muholi’s work is rooted in social justice and advocacy, and she sees herself equally as an activist and photographer. Through her deeply personal portraits, she strives to present positive images of individuals often confronted by others’ assumptions, stereotypes, and prejudices regarding race, sexuality, and identity. Her subjects look straight at the camera (and the viewer): openly, defiantly, shyly, proudly. “This is not art, this is life,” says Muholi. ”Each and every photograph is someone’s biography.”
This exhibition is made possible by the Cyma Rubin Photography Fund.
The lecture is sold out, but overflow seating is available adjacent to the auditorium with a live video feed. Please contact the Box Office at (919) 715-5923 to reserve tickets for overflow seating.
Zanele Muholi, internationally acclaimed South African photographer, 2016 recipient of the International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award for Documentary and Photojournalism, and self-described “visual activist,” speaks about her work. Followed by Q&A. This lecture is made possible by the Cyma Rubin Photography Fund. It is presented in partnership with the Cassilhaus Artist-in-Residence program and is part of the Click! Triangle Photography Festival.
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