South Africa, Chromatic Existences - Episode 4 : Look at Me
In South Africa, crimes against lesbians are rife. Photographer Zanele Muholi pointed her camera at them, as well as black transsexual s, and turned it into a lifetime project to showcase their existence. Pieter Hugo, when his first child was born, wondered what it meant to live in South Africa. How do black history and white history co-exist today? What is the aftermath of apartheid?
What you will find in this film
A visual activist • A black photographer who was able to impose her art • Portraits of the invisible in South African society • The photographer guiding her model • A dignified look at identity • Photography as a political act • The need for images as models • A modern look at post-apartheid society • Looking to be seen • The contemporary shadow of the racial question • Photographing to talk about society as it is • Photographing as a political act
00:00 Look at me - Zanele Muholi
03:26 Building a visual identity
07:43 Kin 09:52 White and African?
09:52 White and African?