Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness, takes me on a journey through portraiture. In this beautiful monograph, Muholi uses the self-portrait a vehicle for social change while demonstrating a vulnerability that is inspiring. Adorned with found objects, Muholi presents strong themes of freedom from bondage, inequality, and injustice. This book is a must-have, and you should buy it immediately.
Joshua Rashaad McFadden’s work primarily explores African American male identity, notions of the father figure, and the photographic archive. He’s won numerous international awards for his documentary projects Come to Selfhood, After Selma, and I Am A Man. McFadden has been published in the New York Times Magazine, Slate, and Smithsonian. His work is exhibited widely, and he teaches workshops around the world. He's located in Atlanta, Georgia. www.joshuarashaad.com