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

February 16, 2017

Revealing Humanity

Thursday, March 9, 2017
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