Congratulations to Zanele Muholi who has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the Royal Photographic Society Awards 2018.
South African photographer and filmmaker Zanele Muholi was born in 1972 in Umlazi, South Africa. Self-identifying as a visual activist, Muholi’s development as a photographer is deeply intertwined with her advocacy on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community in South Africa and beyond. After Muholi cofounded the Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) in 2002, she enrolled in the Advanced Programme in Photography at the Market Photo Workshop in Newtown, South Africa, founded by the photographer David Goldblatt in 1989. In 2009 Muholi earned her MFA in documentary media from Ryerson University in Toronto.