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This is the first major mid-career survey of visual activist Zanele Muholi in the UK.

Born in South Africa, Muholi came to prominence in the early 2000s with photographs that sought to envision black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex lives beyond deviance or victimhood.

Muholi’s work challenges hetero-patriarchal ideologies and representations, presenting the participants in their photographs as confident and beautiful individuals bravely existing in the face of prejudice, intolerance and, frequently, violence.

While Muholi’s intimate photographs of others launched their international career, their intense self-portraits solidified it. This exhibition presents the full breadth of Muholi’s photographic and activist practice.

London


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