Celebrating Black History Month: Zanele Muholi

“Zanele Muholi was born in Umlazi, a township southwest of Durban, South Africa, in 1972. From self-portraiture to photographs of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people living in South Africa, Muholi creates work that asserts the presence of South Africa’s historically marginalized and discriminated LGBTI community. Both joyful and courageous, Muholi self-identifies as a visual activist, driven by a dedication to owning their voice, identity, and history and providing space for others in their community to do the same.” – Art 21

Click here to learn more about artist Zanele Muholi.

This post was submitted by Mrs. Taylor.

Who has inspired you? In celebration of Black History Month, the OICL Task Force invites you to share or film a short video about someone who is important to you. Please send your submission to OICL and Ms. White with a short introduction to the video and/or the person featured in it, and we’ll include it in a future Bulletin post!

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