Weekly Roundup: Mixed Race Queer Bodies, Brown Skin Love, African Punks and More

Weekly Roundup: Mixed Race Queer Bodies, Brown Skin Love, African Punks and More

ZaVa III. Paris, 2013Copyright Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi’s Of Love & Loss Series
The self-portraits of Muholi and her lover in their vulnerable states of undress and caress show mixed race bodies and queer sexual intimacy. These recent works are on view at Stevenson Gallery, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa until April 4, 2014.

Matika Wilbur’s Project 562
Project 562 creatively addresses and remedies historical inaccuracies, stereotypical representations, and the absence of Native American images and voices in mass media and the national consciousness.

Asian Youths Trade Outfits with Elders
In his “Spring-Autumn” project, photographer Qozop gets elders and their young family members to swap clothes. The resulting images are presented as diptychs and make the viewer question age stereotypes imposed by fashion.

Documentary on South African Punk Pioneers, National Wake
In the spring of 1979, Johannesburg, South Africa, was a city wracked by racial strife. Three years earlier, a student uprising in the black township of Soweto had made headlines worldwide; the revolt’s black protesters, and their white sympathizers, seethed at a society that would keep them separate and unequal for another 11 years. That spring, a new Johannesburg band gave their anger a sound. That band was National Wake. Please support filmmaker Mirissa Neff’s Kickstarter campaign to help complete the project!

Pretty. Period Tumblr
Loving this Tumblr created by Dr. Yaba Blay which she’s described as “a visual tribute to brown skin,  a visional testament to Black beauty, and a vision board for healing – both ours and yours.”


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