From the introduction, written by Sheryl Ozinsky:
“The history of the Mother City Queer Project (MCQP) traverses the period of liberation and democracy in South Africa. Both in their fourteenth year, the MCQP and South Africa’s democracy invite us to reflect on what it means to be proud of being gay or lesbian, and what it means to assert that pride on a continent that still largely treats gays and lesbians as outcasts and perverts.
This book uses personal testimonies and photographs to place MCQP in its historical context and to explore recent gay and lesbian politics, culture and identity. The many voices and images evoke the diversity of queer experience in South Africa, the richness of race, class and gender differences and their connectedness through MCQP.”
In addition to its many bold and colourful photographs,includes written contributions from the MCQP founders, André Vorster and Andrew Putter, as well as Gaëtan Schmid, Marius Roux, KJ, Justin Fox, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Shaun de Waal, Elsibe Loubser McGuffog, Frederik de Jager, Lauren Beukes, Peter Hayes, Daniel & Adri Querido, Peter Krummeck, Diane Awerbuck, Karen Jeynes, Graham Weir, Shani Raviv, Joan Hambidge, Ben Blumenthal, and Clive E Smith.
Please note that this copy ofis second-hand and shows light wear.
26.7 x 28.6 cm | 140 pages | hardcover
Originally called the Locker Room Project, the Mother City Queer Project was founded in 1994 by artists André Vorster and Andrew Putter. An annual affair in Cape Town, the Project is a much-anticipated celebration of queer expression and pride. Each year’s festival is decorated to a theme – past iterations have included Made in China, Kitsch Kitchen, Jungle Fever and Matric Dance.