ZANELE MUHOLI, Somnyama Ngonyama / Hail the Dark Lioness

: Muholi (Z.) photo

R 1,995.00
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209pp., large 4to., illus., hardback, New York, 2018


100 self-portraits by South African photographer Zanele Muholi.

Winner of the 2018 Lucie Award for Book Publisher of the Year and 2019 Kraszna-Krausz Best Photography Book Award.

Includes Renée Mussai in conversation with Zanele Muholi, and additional contributions by Unoma Azuah, Milisuthando Bongela, Ama Josephine Budge, Cheryl Clarke, Fariba Derakhshani, Andiswa Dlamini, Christine Eyene, Tamar Garb, Thelma Golden, Sophie Hackett, M Neelika Jayawardane, Peace Kiguwa, Mapula Lehong, Sindiwe Magona, Napo 'Popo' Masheane, Hlonipha Mokoena, Jackie Mondi, Pumelela 'Push' Nqelenga, Oluremi C Onabanjo, Ruti Talmor, Christie van Zyl, Carla Williams and Deborah Willis.

Zanele Muholi was born in Durban in 1972 and lives in Johannesburg. In 2013 she became an honorary professor at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany. She co-founded Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) in 2002, and in 2009 founded Inkanyiso, a platform for queer and visual activist media. She has been awarded the Spectrum International Prize for Photography (2020); Lucie Award for Humanitarian Photography (2019); Rees Visionary Award (2019); France’s Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2017); the Mbokodo Award in the category of Visual Arts (2017); Outstanding International Alumni Award from Ryerson University (2016); Fine Prize for an emerging artist at the 2013 Carnegie International; Prince Claus Award (2013); Index on Censorship - Freedom of Expression art award (2013); Casa Africa award for best female photographer and Fondation Blachère award at Les Rencontres de Bamako biennial of African photography (2009).