A unique opportunity to own a signed limited edition print by Zanele Muholi produced especially for Autograph ABP’s exhibition Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness.
Bayephi III was commissioned by Autograph ABP to commemorate the 1956 Women’s March on Pretoria, a pivotal moment in South Africa’s history when thousands of women united to demonstrate defiantly against so-called ‘pass laws’. This self-portrait was taken in June 2017 at the Old Fort prison complex, Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, where many women were incarcerated by the Apartheid regime as political prisoners for transgressing repressive regulations severely restricting their freedom of movement.
“The 1956 protest was based on women saying, ‘enough is enough; enough with these passbooks’. This new commission connects Somnyama Ngonyama directly with black lives and black bodies in incarceration.” - Zanele Muholi
Autograph ABP commissioned visual activist and photographer Zanele Muholi to create four new self-portraits currently on display at our London gallery, three of which are now available exclusively through Autograph ABP for purchase. All proceeds from print sales support our educational and artistic programmes as a charity.
Bayephi III, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, 2017
Inkjet print on Baryta fine art paper
Edition of 75 + 3 AP
A2 / 42 x 59.4 cm
From £175, excluding VAT / framing / P&P