The public program at CAMERA on occasion of the exhibition WO | Man Ray. The seduction of photography opens with a talk by the South African photographer and activist Zanele Muholi, present this year at the Venice Biennale and to whom Tate Modern will dedicate a personal exhibition in 2020. Muholi place themselves in front and behind the lens to talk about gender issues and discrimination of black lesbian women. Muholi’s work is dedicated to the complexity of female figure, as that of Man Ray and the artists presented by the exhibition WO | Man Ray. The seductions of photography: Lee Miller, Berenice Abbott, Meret Oppenheim and Dora Maar who portrayed society the contradictions female role during their epoch, through photographs. In dialogue with the director of CAMERA Walter Guadagnini, Muholi – which has received numerous international awards including the 2016 Infinity Award for documentary and photojournalism of the ICP-International Center of Photography in New York – will talk about the origin of their commitment in contrasting prejudice and discrimination, in particular gender and sexual choice, in South Africa and beyond.
Zanele Muholi, photographer and activist
Walter Guadagnini, CAMERA Director