A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London
Reflections on the Self features five contemporary African women
photographers whose work deals with women’s narratives through
self-portraits or portraits of others. The artists are Hélène
Amouzou (Togo, Belgium), Majida Khattari (Morocco, France), Zanele
Muholi (South Africa), Senayt Samuel (Eritrea, UK), and Nontsikelelo
Veleko (South Africa).
The exhibition, curated by Christine Eyene, focuses on female
photographic practice in Africa and the diaspora, and examines the
gaze of women photographers and how this is informed by the politics
of representation. The title refers literally to the mirror image and
also to photography as a means of thinking about the self, as both
subject and object.