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This Is My Name


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has since 2006 been making portraits of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people in South Africa, where homosexuality is pervasively stigmatized and where anti-queer violence, including “corrective” rape and murder, mar the broad legal rights notionally enjoyed by queer citizens (South Africa became, in 2006, the fifth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage). A monograph of the ongoing series, Faces and Phases 2006–14, was published by The Walther Collection/Steidl in August, and a retrospective of Muholi’s work will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum this coming May

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