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I love Zanele Muholi. Her work is so political. She considers herself a visual activist who has dedicated her career to promoting awareness of her native South Africa’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities.
These two photographs are from her ongoing portrait series Faces and Phases that she began in 2006.
She focuses on the region’s black lesbian community, presenting her subjects frontally, their penetrating gazes stoic yet vulnerable.
Wow she must have faced a lot of backlash.