Zanele Muholi has been an activist using photography to champion the rights of black lesbians and transgender people in South Africa.
Anca Toader's insight:
Arresting photography project by Zanele Muholi - "an artist and activist, advocating for rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on a continent where they are under attack".
She is documenting black lesbians and transgender people and says that when she first started doing this "you could barely find any positive images of black lesbians,” in South Africa. She was equally "aware of the disconnect between images and reality, how men took pictures that did not capture what she knew and felt".
Same sex marriage is legal in South Africa, however homophobia is "rampant, and a horrific wave of violence against black lesbians and transgender men continues".
This beautiful photography project has a very ambitious goal: "You can’t change the laws without changing the images,” says Zanele Muholi. “It is one thing to say we exist; it is another thing to show it."
Anti-Tutsi articles and graphic cartoons began appearing in the Kangura newspaper from around 1990. In June 1993 a new radio station called Radio-Television Libre des Mille Collines (RTLMC) began broadcasting in Rwanda…
An economist and photography enthusiast Andy Prokh takes adorable black and white photos of his 4-year-old daughter Katherine and her best friend - a British Shorthair cat, named LiLu Blue Royal Lada. The cat was already 2 years old when Andy's baby daughter was born, and the two have been ...
"I was discovering a person on the cusp on becoming an adult, but desperately holding on to the child she barely outgrew, a person on the ed
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Beautiful project by photographer Rania Matar - she's been capturing girls around the world in the inner sanctum of their rooms. The result is a colorful, sometimes outrageous, yet respectful and intimate collection of portraits. Matar herself notes that her interest "focuses primarily on the transition from childhood to womanhood and the way that our possessions help mark that moment".
Unknown Spring tells the story of the great damage caused by the tsunami that hit coastal Japan.
It's an interactive documentary using a multitude of digital tools (video; audio; HTML5; photos, etc.) to explore the story of devastation and survival. It's a beautiful and powerful testimony of the power of nature and the resilience of people.