Black White Ugly & Beautiful
These images are part of a photo book that I am currently working on called ‘Black White Ugly & Beautiful. The book is a visual collection of images that presents my struggle with self-love and self-acceptance as a mixed-heritage woman. As a child, I grew up with my mum and had little contact with my dad, this created resentment for my African heritage that continued well into my teenage years until I was able to reconnect with my own blackness and accept the beauty of being mixed-heritage. This series of self-portraits are a celebration of that acceptance and my journey to understanding that I am more than just the colour of my skin and that I can present myself however I want.
Nadia Abatorab-Manikowska • Josh Anderson • Gyongyi Bagyinka • Meheret Beyene • Claudia Cantarini • Dylan Clinton • Anna Cole • Oliver Crown • Daragh Drake • Denise Ebanks • Pedro Fino • Courteney Frisby • Fiona Harnett • Lauren Johnson • Miro Lovejoy Teplitzky • Aisha Northeast • Liva Pastore • Elsa Ruffieux • Malavika Sophie G. Sharma • Misaki Shimizu • Ellen Tasker • Melissa Uss • Roberta Viale • Clara Williams Brinquez •