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L |  From Santu Mofokeng, The Black Photo Album / Look at Me: 1890-1950, 1997; M |  Zanele Muholi, Ms Le Sishi I, Glebelands, Durban, from Beulahs, 2010;  R | Portrait of Kgama III, South Africa, early 20th century. Courtesy of the Walther Collection.

Unknown photographer, Elizabeth & Jan van der Merwe, Johannesburg, c. 1900. Santu Mofokeng, The Black Photo Album / Look at Me: 1890-1950, 1997;
Zanele Muholi, Ms Le Sishi I, Glebelands, Durban, from Beulahs, 2010;
Unknown photographer, Portrait of Kgama III, South Africa, early 20th century. Courtesy of the Walther Collection.

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