South African visual artist
Zanele Muholi is an award-winning visual activist from South Africa. Their work focuses on Black LGBTI+ people and aims to bring visibility to a marginalised community that suffers extreme violence at the hands of homophobes and transphobes.
Zanele’s series Faces and Places will be shown at the Tate Modern from 5th November. The series, which they began in 2006, contains 206 portraits and will be the first major survey of their work in the UK. The participants of this series look directly into the camera, confronting the gaze of the spectator. These photographs are accompanied by the participants’ testimonies, allowing Zanele to give a voice to the community in addition to the visual representation that the photographs provide.
all images © Zanele Muholi