The Contemporaries and Friends of Photography welcome South African photographer Zanele Muholi to the MFA for an intimate discussion of her groundbreaking practice which meshes her work in photography, video, and installation with human rights activism to create visibility—and promote cultural acceptance—for the black lesbian and transgender communities across her homeland. Mpumi Moeti (2012), one of her most iconic portraits from her “Faces and Phases” series, will be featured in the exhibition “Political Intent,” on view in the Henry and Lois Foster Gallery (Gallery 158) from August 27, 2016 through July 30, 2017. Following Muholi’s presentation of her latest studio work, enjoy a private reception for further conversation with this exceptional artist.

Above: Zanele Muholi, Mpumi Moeti, Kwanele South, Katlehong, Johannesburg, 2012, gelatin silver print, Museum purchase with funds donated by Leslie and Sandra Nanberg, 2013.1666