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The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture @ Ryerson Image Centre

Nontsikelelo “Lolo” Veleko, Nonkululeko, from the series Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder, 2003, pigment print © The artist. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture
September 11 and runs until December 8, 2019

“Throughout the history of photography, African women’s bodies have been repeatedly objectified and fetishized. The Way She Looks shifts the focus instead towards women’s gazes and highlights female acts of looking that challenge the male-dominated narrative of the medium. Showcasing over 100 works by both female and male practitioners from across Africa, the exhibition emphasizes the ways women see and present themselves while tracing how they moved from being eloquent photographic subjects to adopting positions behind the camera.”

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Also published on Medium.


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