Muholi is a visual activist and photographer. Their self-proclaimed mission is to ‘re-write a black queer and trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of our resistance and existence at the height of hate crimes in SA and beyond.’ Muholi continues their work of introspection in a series of self portrait paintings.
Having studied Advanced Photography at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg, and in 2009 completed an MFA: Documentary Media at Ryerson University, Toronto, Muholi became an Honorary Professor at the University of the Arts, Bremen. Muholi has received a number of awards and accolades, most notably, the Spectrum International Prize for Photography (2020) and Lucie Award for Humanitarian Photography (2019). In 2020- 2021, a mid-career retrospective by the artist took place at Tate Modern, London.