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Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases

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International Women's Day today recalls both the successes of the global women's movement since the inauguration of this holiday, but also points to the still existing gender inequality: women are more affected by old-age poverty than men, are more often victims of domestic violence, and on average receive fewer salary with the same performance and are less likely to hold leadership positions than men.

We use this day to celebrate a photographer who identified as a "visual activist:" Zanele Muholi's work is broadly committed to women's rights and, in particular, to the equality of black lesbians and transgender people in South Africa.

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The Walther Collection is an art foundation dedicated to the critical understanding of historical and contemporary photography and related media.

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Life and Dreams: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Media Art (2018) is the first extensive catalogue of works by Chinese artists represented in The Walther Collection. The publication demonstrates the remarkable speed with which photography and media art have occupied important positions within the field of experimental Chinese art since the early 1990s.

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