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us: Muholi, Zanele

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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Durban (South Africa)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) South Africa
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Ryerson University
        • Organization: (naf) Market Photography Workshop (Johannesburg, South Africa)
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        (naf) Ryerson University
    • Organization

        (naf) Market Photography Workshop (Johannesburg, South Africa)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Forum for the Empowerment of Women
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        Forum for the Empowerment of Women
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  • Sources

    • found: Zanele Muholi : only half the picture, 2006: t.p. (Zanele Muholi)
    • found: Faces and phases, c2010: t.p. (Zanele Muholi) p. 104 (b. 1972 in Umlazi, Durban; photographer)
    • found: African American Studies Center, accessed March 11, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Muholi, Zanele; photographer, women's rights advocate, community activist; born 19 July 1972 in Durban, South Africa; studied advanced photography at the Market Photo Workshop in Newtown, Johannesburg; studied Documentary Media at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada (2007-2009); a cofounder of the Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW), a nonprofit black lesbian advocacy organization, Johannesburg; a photographer and reporter for “Behind the Mask,” an online magazine on lesbian and gay issues in Africa; received the Tollman Award for the Visual Arts (2005); Casa Africa Award for best female photographer; twice awarded the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex) Art and Culture Award (2005 and 2009); known primarily for “Faces and Phases” (started in 2005, and ongoing), a series of dozens of black and white photographs that commemorate and celebrate the lives of black LGBTQ people; was nominated for the Discovery Award in France (2012); made two documentary films, “Enraged by a Picture” (2005) and “Being a Ma” (2006), included in the Out in Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival)
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