Eyes on South Africa
With the world’s eyes on South Africa thanks to the World Cup, we turn our eyes to some lovely work by South African photographers. Here are 3 of ChiqClicks’Â favoriteÂ South African female photographers.
Born in Umlazi, Durban, in 1972, Muholi is well known for her work in documenting and exploring black lesbian identities through portraiture. Her Being (2007) and Faces and Phases series are centered around this theme.
“One of our collective painful experiences as a community is the loss of friends and acquaintances through disease or hate crimes”
Zanele Muholi, ‘Faces and Phases’
Visit Zanele Muholi’s website here.
Abdelaziz is a French photographer of Egyptian origins. She graduated from the International Center of Photography and has been based in New York since 2005.
Her series titled “Men Dreaming” features men at their workplace.
“In Egypt, 90% of the people live with less than a $100 per month. With the on going increase of the cost of living, the huge majority of the working population live in poverty. Most of them, will never afford to educate their children, to get married or to own anything….That being said, they keep on dreaming…as dreaming will always be free”
Myriam Abdelaziz, ‘Men Dreaming’
Visit Abdelaziz’s website here.
Bieber is a well established photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. With a long list of awards since 2001, she most recently won 1st Prize Portrait Series at Picture of the Year International (POYi) in the USA March 2009 for her Real Beauty series.
â€œI felt a strong need to create a body of work that goes against what the media has depicted as beautiful. [â€¦] The work deals with reality and no photoshop has been used to remove blemishes, scars, cellulite and any other form of â€˜imperfectionâ€™, but also touches on fantasy.â€
Bieber, ‘Real Beauty’ via jmcolberg.com
Visit Jodi Bieber’s website here.
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