Conference Report

Zanele Muholi Colloquium, 24 March 2014

  • Martine van der Walt Ehlers Lecturer, Department of Communication Science, Unisa, Pretoria.
Keywords: Zanele Muholi Colloquium, Unisa’s Institute for Gender Studies, Department of Communication Science


The South African photographer and self-described ‘visual activist’ Zanele Muholi has been gaining recognition across the globe since presenting her first exhibition, Visual Sexuality, in 2004 at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Since then, Muholi's work has featured in numerous exhibitions including the 29th São Paulo Biennial in Brazil (2010); Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African photography at the V&A Museum in London (2011) and Lesbians Seeing Lesbians at the Leslie/Lohman Gallery in New York (2011).