• Cultural Iconography

    1 month ago - By Aesthetica

    “I have always been characterised as the ‘Other', whether I am too ‘African' to be European, or too ‘European' to be African.” Namsa Leuba is a Swiss-Guinean photographer and art director who focuses on African identity as seen through the western gaze, challenging the legacies of colonial perspectives. Each image includes bold backgrounds, authentic props and original styling, exploring the various signs and symbols of mixed cultural heritages.
    In one shot, porcelain cheetahs surround a model wearing Nike trainers. In another, a seated figure wears wedged creeper shoes, a style originally...
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