Zara Julius

Zara Julius is a multidisciplinary artist, social researcher and vinyl selector, with a background in social anthropology and photography. Her work is concerned with the relationships between aesthetics and culture, African futures, and the varying paradoxes that emerge in the interplay of identity, faith, urbanity, migration, race, and desire in Africa and the African diaspora. She is passionate about creating links throughout the global south.

Pronouns: Her/She
Practice: Photographer, Filmmaker & Social Researcher
Location: South Africa

What do you want to convey to the rest of the world?

That our stories and life-worlds are necessarily nuanced, and therefore only we can do them justice. This thing of complete outsiders telling the stories of queer POC, especially those in Africa and the global south, needs to stop. It's not okay.

Tell us about a creative (queer POC) the world should be paying attention to.

Elle Rose van der Burg