Zanele Muholi Takes Over New York

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi’s impressive images have taken over Time Square, Broadway & Lafayette (Manhattan) and NYC Subway, to name but a few places in the Big Apple!

Her recent show opened at Yancey Richardson New York, and has led to her dominating the City that Never Sleeps with massive billboards and digital screens, while she continues to spread her #VisualActivism by publicly exhibiting her photographs, performing queer music, and organizing with black LGBTIQ+ communities.


Since 2006, her work has documented the life of black members of the LGBTIQ+ community who live in the townships. Her mission, in response to the continual discrimination and violence suffered by those marginalised was to push ‘towards a more democratic and representative South African homosexual history’. Through this positive imagery, Muholi hopes to ‘offset the stigma and negativity attached to queer identity in African society’.

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