The challenges on this project were twofold. First, MediaStorm did not originally receive photographs from the hate crimes series.
Second, MediaStorm initially struggled to find the proper music to accompany specific sections of this film.
MediaStorm producer Eric Maierson first edited the film without the missing imagery. He alternated between black and white video backgrounds in order to help pace the project. The MediaStorm team then worked closely with Muholi to ensure the digital delivery of the outstanding images.
Maierson then worked with composer-in-residence Simon Erdmann who created original music specifically suited for Zanele Muholi’s film.
The films were shown on April 11, 2015 at the 2016 International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards in New York and launched online on April 12, 2016.
The films available here are the full-length pieces. We also created shorter versions
to show at the awards ceremony.