Zanele Muholi offers insider's take on LGBT South Africa

Zanele Muholi on her powerful portraits of black LGBT people in South Africa.

Guest host Brent Bambury speaks with Zanele Muholi, an acclaimed photographer known for her powerful portraits of black LGBT people in South Africa.

Muholi is the founder of the media organization Inkanyiso, and has dedicated years of her life to documenting the lives of LGBT people -- including speaking out against horrifying hate crimes such as so-called "curative rapes".

They're not subjects; they're participants

Muholi's work does not only portray the horrors faced by gays and lesbians. In Faces and Phases, her acclaimed portrait series featuring black lesbians, her subjects confront the camera with arresting calm and silent dignity.

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