Colourism is the prejudice against dark-skinned individuals within the same racial group. Societies internalised notions allow the ubiquitous continuation of colourism to detriment the self-worth of dark-skinned individuals, typically females. Notions of colourism are prevalent in various aspects of western culture in which light-skinned females are regularly pedestalled, falsely displayed as a representation for the black female community. This series, set in natural environments, diverts from the stereotypical urban settings that black individuals are often associated with. Symbolising freedom from oppressive notions, natural imagery provides a refreshing representation of black females, differing from the clichéd urban images that we are so accustomed to. Ultimately, this series exposes the effects of Eurocentric beauty ideals and acknowledges the ceaseless neglect of Afrocentricity.
Cherise Bailey • Maisie Brennan • Megan Common • Anushka Cottrell • Molly Coupe • Lauren Fautley • Hannah-May Frost • Bex Hall • Hannah Jakes • Lorelle Jakubiak • Willa Jamieson • Emma Keywood • Rachel Lee • Niamh Leeson • Rosalie Legg • Billy MacRae • Kerry Mccaffrey • Maya Mccree • Romana Mihalovicova Mihalovicova • Mathew Moore • Victoria Robberts • Gaby Smithson • Emily Spawton • Olivia Springate-Jones • Cameron Sweeting • Megan Wagg • Oliver Walwyn • Emily Whiley • Elizabeth Wilson • Jessica Windle •