By Zuko Komisa
Visual activist and photographer Zanele Moholi made a special appearance on The B-Side with Bridget Masinga to share their philosophies on their work and fond love of their identity.
A passionate advocate for queer youth and their prosperity, Muholi’s self-proclaimed mission simply states:
‘To re-write a black queer and trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of our resistance and existence at the height of hate crimes in SA and beyond’.
When asked what their art represents, they explained it as work that invokes all things positive. Muholi attributes their art to a bigger picture that they live by.
“The perception that whenever we create that we are ruffling feathers needs to change. We are just being relevant. We are rewriting the South African history in a way that it’s never been done before. We are initiating a project that is relevant for our grandchildren and those that will come after us.” they said.
They are currently doing a project on 100 black men to recreate the current societal perception, role models that are building this nation.
Here are some of their most notable creations.
Zanele Muholi’s exhibition is currently open at Market Photo Workshop.
Listen to their full conversation with Bridget Masinga here: