Violent crime against transgender people in South Africa is staggering. Despite having a progressive constitution that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, deeply ingrained traditional belief systems, openly homophobic public figures and wide-spread social stigma lead to increasing rates of xenophobic crimes including brutal murder and rape. South African photographer and LGBTQ+ activist Zanele Muholi makes achingly beautiful portraits of black transgender women. Fearless, poised and graceful, her subjects confidently inhabit the world they inherited and stand as living testimony to resilience and optimism in the face of institutional and social alienation. At Yancey Richardson through December 9.