Her Eye on the Storm: A tribute exhibition to Gisèle Wulfsohn at Wits Art Museum

Aug 16 - Nov 19 2022       Cnr Jan Smuts Ave and Jorissen St, Braamfontein
Gisèle Wulfsohn was a freelance photographer specialising in portraiture, education, health and gender issues. She studied Graphic Fine Art at the Johannesburg College of Art and in 1987 she went freelance and joined AFRAPIX - a photographic collective that documented social issues and the anti-apartheid struggle.

As part of WAM’s year long focus on women for its 10th year and Wits University’s centenary celebrations during 2022, this exhibition is a visual homage to the extensive work and life of this important activist and social documentary photographer.
Gisele Wulfson

Curated by Beathur Baker, an independent curator, interdisciplinary cultural producer and filmmaker, the exhibition comprises more than 35 years of photographs that reflect on women’s rights, children, communities, and the importance of equal access to healthcare and treatment. 
Gisèle Wulfsohn’s portraits and visual essays bear testimony not only to the political and contemporary moment but also make real the human impact, the identities and lived experiences of those impacted by events away from the traditional spheres of influence and power. Central to her imagery is the attempt to document the toils and triumphs of the lives of ordinary and iconic South Africans from across the socio-economic spectrum.

Opening event: Tue, Aug 16, 17:30 for 18:00. 
Curator walkabout: Sat, Sep 17, 12:00.



Aug 16 2022 - Nov 19 2022
Wits Art Museum (WAM)
Cnr Jan Smuts Ave and Jorissen St, Braamfontein
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