Revealing Humanity: A Conversation about Visual Identity in Postcolonial South Africa


Thursday, March 9, 2017


5:00 PM


Art Museum

This panel takes as its starting point Zanele Muholi’s Faces and Phases, a series of photographs documenting the black lesbian, transgender, and queer community living in South Africa. Muholi consciously frames her project as one of history-making, setting out to add traces of South African queerness to a visual history that she sees as lacking representations of this community. Her project continues into the present, forming a living archive of personal and political transformation.

Anna Arabindan-Kesson | Assistant Professor, Art and Archaeology and African American Studies

Nijah Cunningham | Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton Society of Fellows, and Lecturer, African American Studies and English

Jacob Dlamini | Assistant Professor, Department of History.

Eduardo Cadava | Professor, Department of English, will moderate