Jennifer Osborne. At the annual Reina de la Independencia beauty pageant in Colombia, young women from Cartagena’s poorest neighborhoods vie not just for a glittering crown but also for the chance to win money, scholarships, rich men, and even jump-start a career. Beauty, for Colombia, is a natural resource. It’s interesting to see how these girls are often parading themselves around like pieces of meat, in bikinis, on catwalks, yet they are often deeply religious.
Imagine an America in which all-female families survived the Great Depression raising children and farming homesteads in the absence of men (and in the absence of today’s detractors to gay marriage.) Artist Debbie Grossman visualizes an alternate reality of dusty plains and simple family meals drawn from the Farm Security Administration’s archives, creating an endlessly interpretable world in which the contemporary idea of family is presented as historical. #queer #lgbt #art #lesbian
Salvador Dali by Irving Penn, 1947 http://theredlist.fr/wiki-2-16-601-793-view-fashion-1-profile-penn-irving.html?utm_content=bufferec42d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer#photo
The great African portraitist Seydou Keita lived in Bamako, Mali from 1921 to 2001. A self-taught photographer, he opened a studio in 1948 and specialized in portraiture. Seydou Keita soon photographed all of Bamako and his portraits gained a reputation for excellence throughout West Africa. http://www.seydoukeitaphotographer.com/
Richard Avedon "In the American West" http://news.stanford.edu/news/2007/february21/avedon-022107.html In 1978, the director of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, asked Richard Avedon to photograph a series of portraits that captured the spirit of the American West. Avedon, who was already well-known for photographing supermodels and celebrities, took the assignment. The resulting images caused "quite a furor" when they were first exhibited in 1985.