A visual activist
Sonnyama Ngonyama, literally, Ave Leonessa Nera, is the social and political proclamation of Zanele Muholi one of the most interesting voices of Visual Activism.
The most important international awards such as: Lucie Award, Chevalier des Arts et Des lettres, ICP Infinity Award, have rewarded her work for artistic and social commitment; and exhibitions the most prestigious museums in the world celebrate the poignant and magnetic beauty of her works. In the work brought to the Mudec Photo edited by Biba Giacchetti, Muholi signs a series of self-portraits that stage a real complaint in their composition, to which the South African artist lends her body.
Muholi, met the Apartheid years, and is today a leading exponent of the LGBTQI community who exposes herself first-hand: each of her images tells a precise story, a reference to personal experiences or a reflection on a more social and historical context.