last one from this set
ABSENT (2018) -part one-
“Absent” revolves around the aesthetic structure of brown women & men. In this day and age, beauty has developed a specific shade, and in most parts of the world, that shade is white. Not fair, not light, but white. Our billboards, posters, and television screens are overpopulated with images of white models. Countries where the majority of people are people of colour are made to suffocate with beauty standards that are aggressively white and overwhelmingly inaccurate, therefore disregarding POC’s. The cosmetic industry try to make these standards attainable by adding bleach in our beauty products to fuel this obsession. Brown skin is underrepresented. Shedding light on the darker skin tone is not a revolution. It’s a statement long overdue.
Everyone is just as beautiful, everyone is just as powerful and strong and brave as one another. There is no hierarchy when it comes to skin colour and race.
Model: @natalieisasleep @tasnemrain @naomistoathard @timurgabriel