PORTRAYALS

Nandipha Mntambo, artist Praça de Touros In 2009 I accompanied Nandipha Mntambo to Maputo in Mozambique to document her performance piece, Praça de Touros. Mntambo rehearses the steps of a bullfighter in the abandoned colonial Praça de Touros in Maputo.Dressed in cowhide matador outfit, she attempts to take on the persona of the bullfighter and that of the bull. “With an empty arena, the public spectacle becomes a private act, a lonely dance, an intimate display of her fear, or her fearlessness.“

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