I just couldn’t understand how the camera could get us so wrong.
Photography is balancing an equation between light and documentary. Beauty and storytelling. Honesty and fantasy. The frame says how the photographer sees you. I couldn’t help but feel that what that photographer saw was so wildly different from how I saw myself.
Is that how you see me? Could you not see blackness? Its varying tones and textures? And do you see all of us that way?
“Teaching The Camera To See My Skin: Navigating Photography’s Inherited Bias Against Dark Skin” —BuzzFeed Ideas
Shared on Apr 08, 2014