‘The Future’s So Bright’ – African skin bleaching. Self-Portraits © Diana Fine

The Future’s So Bright – What's behind African Skin Bleaching. Self-Portraits © Diana Fine
The Future’s So Bright – African Skin Bleaching. Self-Portraits © Diana Fine

‘The Future’s So Bright’

Self-portraits by Diana Fine

 ‘Bright’ is a slang term for light complexion in the African Diaspora

“‘The Future’s So Bright’ represents my engagement with the social norms around beauty and power in Africa; norms that incubated in the shadow of colonialism, Western primacy and the aesthetic ideals that were perpetuated during that period.
The ideals of beauty continue to plaque African societies and African women disproportionately, some six decades after we’ve regained independence” Diane Fine

Read and see more at helenjonesflorio.com ‘blogging it’

Published by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

Award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and writer, Jason Florio (floriophoto.com), and photographer, producer, videographer and writer, Helen Jones-Florio http://www.rivergambiaexpedition.com/ http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/floriophotostellstories Twitter @floriophotonNYC Instagram https://www.instagram.com/floriotravels/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jasonflorio/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/florio_gallery/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/doors_facades_florio/

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