A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Lesbian Community

A black and white photo of a naked woman with her back turned to us. Her hands go up her head, forming a kind of band for her Senegalese twists-styled hair that fall in a kind of pony tail till the top of her neck.
Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg

Brushstrokes: Portraits of South Africa’s Lesbian Community

In the portrait series ‘Faces and Phases’, South African photographer Zanele Muholi has created a visual record of black lesbian history that spans more than a decade. In the striking photos set against different textures and backgrounds, Muholi showcases the diversity and fluidity of black lesbian identity in South Africa.