The Evolved Amphibian
- Aug 27, 2010
- Civil Eng.
http://live.drjays.com/index.php/20...del-in-blackface-for-african-queen-editorial/Some people have declared that they have been offended by the publication in Numéro Magazine n°141 of March 2013, of an editorial realized by the photographer Sebastian Kim called “African Queen”, featuring the American model Ondria Hardin posing as an “African queen,” her skin painted in black. The artistic statement of the photographer Sebastian Kim, author of this editorial, is in line with his previous photographic creations, which insist on the melting pot and the mix of cultures, the exact opposite of any skin color based discrimination. Numéro has always supported the artistic freedom of the talented photographers who work with the magazine to illustrate its pages, and has not took part in the creation process of this editorial.
This issue is what I and others were trying to convey to certain members about race, and the fashion magazine industry. What? They could not have found a black model to be an "original" African queen?
Any one of these sistas look better than this white thang painted brown to perpetrate a fraud.