Revista ZUM 11

One for all

Zanele Muholi & Bronwyn Law-Viljoen

The conventional wisdom regarding the relationship of the photographic image to politics is that the image is not the politics, but that its status as a political “object” is determined by other factors: modes of circulation, the visual networks into which it is inserted, and the thing or person or event it documents. This is […]

Revista ZUM 11


Arthur Omar & Adolfo Montejo Navas

I. Arthur Omar visited Afghanistan in 2002 at the invitation of the 25th Bienal de São Paulo, which addressed the theme of contemporary cities. His mission was to reach the town of Bamiyan in the central region of the country and to bring back fragments of the huge statues of Buddha destroyed by the Taliban […]

Revista ZUM 11

Selfie Dance

Joan Fontcuberta & Martin Parr

For the Catalan artist JOAN FONTCUBERTA, the selfie signals a radical change in the concept of photography. Photographs by Martin Parr.   A TV COMMERCIAL for a new Samsung digital camera summed up in 60 seconds a phenomenon essay on the evolution of photography: a young woman is walking into the sea on a deserted beach. Suddenly, she […]

Revista ZUM 11

Inside ZUM #11

ZUM #11, celebrating the magazine’s 5th anniversary, is now available. Check this issue’s contents below: ZUM magazine points to the relation between photography and politics with South African Zanele Muholi‘s Faces and Fases series, featured in this edition’s cover. The artist has been photographing lesbian and transgender women for over ten years, to show and […]