Insider/outsider in South Africa
February 24, 2014 3:17 AM   Subscribe

The women of Gugulethu and Khayelitsha township. The third installment of photographer Julia Gunther’s ongoing project ‘Proud Women of Africa,’ which is in many ways is an outsider's continuation of visual activist Zanele Muholi's 'Faces and Phases' series, “marking, mapping, and preserving an often invisible community for posterity.” In an interview with the New Statesman, Muholi grappled with the ethical implications of documentary photography: “It’s been done for many years. Africa has mostly been projected and documented by the outside world.” (previously)
posted by spamandkimchi (2 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Great portraits, and that tumblr is full of interesting art, including artist's statements and links, which is unusual and for me very much appreciated.
posted by Dip Flash at 5:19 AM on February 24, 2014

Love these pictures! If anyone wants to learn more about Khayelitsha, here's a ~10 min documentary about the women of Khaye's first female soccer team. It focuses on the experiences of two lesbian players, which I think is really cool.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 11:08 AM on February 24, 2014

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