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Birth of a blog

Today marks three years of blogging and I think I will celebrate with some photos from sista Zanele’s new exhibition in Cape Town especially since there are some familiar faces that take me back to Joburg.



More of Zanele’s photos

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  1. Nisrine

    i love these photos, and the ones on her site too!! very intense! i love this site and i would not be able to live without it! 🙂
    keep up the good work 🙂
    and thank you!

  2. Jay


  3. Happy blog bday Sokari. I’m so glad you’re still here feeding our minds.

  4. Congrats!
    3 years is 5 times more than I’ve been around…
    Keep it up!

  5. … In fact six times!

  6. Gabrielle

    Well done, Sokari, happy blog birthday. You are doing such important work.
    Zanele’s work is beautiful and she has a really exciting exhibition at Michael Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town right now.

  7. Yay! Don’t you ever stop…

  8. india

    i love those photos and site

  9. Comment by post author


    Thanks to all of your comments.

    This morning I am trying to figure out if “hope a dangerous pursuit”? [from a story by Laila Lalami]

    A poem in the making – possibly!

  10. JKE

    Oh, I missed your blog aniversary – happy blog bday, Sokari!

    And I also like these strong images.

  11. Linda

    Beautiful work well done Zanele Muholi. South Africa needs courageous, powerful and brave womyn like you.
    I’m always inspired by your work bcos it helps a lot in terms of black lesbian lives and visibility
    Any plans of publishing a new book soon on this one?

  12. ayanda


    I may like to know if there are any out (black) lesbian photographers in Johannesburg who are tackling similar issues like Zanele’s. If so, is there a way that one could hear their comments or opinion on how they do it.