- Zanele Muholi, Portrait: Zanele Muholi Vredehoek, Cape Town, 2011–2012, Courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Cape Town, Johannesburg
- Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama Nomalandi Wenda I, Parktown 2016, Courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Cape Town, Johannesburg
- Zanele Muholi: Lerato Dumse Parktown Johannesburg 2016 | © Courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Cape Town, Johannesburg
- Zanele Muholi: Lerato Dumse, Syracuse, New York Upstate, 2015 | © Courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Cape Town, Johannesburg
Zanele Muholi is the winner of the Spectrum International Photography Prize 2021, awarded by Germany’s Niedersachsen Foundation. The artist, who describes themselves as a visual activist, uses their work to campaign against homophobic violence in South Africa, with a central focus on promoting the rights of black lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex individuals.
Established in 1994, the Spectrum Photography Prize is designed to support outstanding contemporary photography. The winner stands to receive 15,000 euros, and will be honoured with an exhibition at the Sprengel Museum in Hanover, along with an accompanying publication. Previous recipients of the internationally renowned award are Fiona Tan (2019), Rineke Dijkstra (2017), Hannah Collins (2015), Boris Mikhailov (2013), Bahman Jalali (2011), Helen Levitt (2008), Martha Rosler (2005), Sophie Calle (2002), John Baldessari (1999), Thomas Struth (1997), and Robert Adams (1994).
For further details visit Stiftung Niedersachsen