Exhibitions – Women in Resistance

Women In Resistance

In May 2015, the Alliance Française de Maseru hosted the exhibition Women in Resistance (WIR) by French photographer Pierre-Yves Ginet. Twelve photographic portraits and written profiles of Basotho women sponsored by Vodacom Lesotho Foundation were displayed alongside Pierre-Yves Ginet’s work.

In November 2015, the twelve portraits moved to the Morija Museum and Archives (MMA), where the WIR exhibition was officially reopened in partnership with the Vodacom Lesotho Foundation and The Hub. With support from the Vodacom Lesotho Foundation, the texts of the twelve portraits were translated into Sesotho, so that the inspiring stories of the women profiled could be accessible in both languages.

In February, eleven members of The Hub were trained in the basics of portrait photography and journalistic writing. They worked in pairs to photograph and interview six inspiring women in Morija.

On March 30, 2016 The Hub opened the exhibition of the students’ work at Morija Museum & Archives. In April and May schools were invited to bring classes for guided tours of the exhibition, and an essay writing competition was held to High School students based on the exhibition.

Special thanks to Vodacom Lesotho Foundation for their ongoing support with this project.

Follow the links below to see the profiles!

‘Mamotoane Selematsela

Photography by: Lerato Mofoka
Writing by: Mampinane Kompi
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'Mamotoane Selematsela

‘Mamoshabesha Moshabesha

Photography by: Titimisi Sekhesa
Writing by: Tumelo Makume
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'Mamoshabesha Moshabesha

‘Mamokokomali Senekane

Photography by: Selebalo Molefe
Writing by: Pulane Lekhetho
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'Mamokokomali Senekane

‘Mamokoena Mohola

Photography by: Nthabiseng Seboka
Writing by: Linda Zhangazha
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'Mamokoena Mohola

‘Makhotso Phalima

Photography by: Tsebo Makakole
Writing by: Mpakoleng Monatsi-Mosito
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'Makhotso Phalima

Lerato Dube

Photography by: Thabo Mohloboli
Writing by: Linda Zhangazha
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Lerato Dub