‘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’

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Nomads and their horses, Afghanistan © Jason Florio – fine art photography prints

Black and white image from Afghanistan - Nomads on their Horses © Jason Florio
Afghanistan – Nomads, Horses & Buzkashi © Jason Florio – fine art photography prints, available online from the HJF Gallery 

 

Nomad with his Horse, Afghanistan © Jason Florio - black and white fine art photography prints available online from the HJF Gallery
Nomad with his Horse, Afghanistan © Jason Florio – fine art photography prints, available online from the HJF Gallery

 

Visit the Helen Jones-Florio Gallery, online, to view Jason Florio’s collections – black and white and color prints – along with a select collective of other award-winning photographers.

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