Hongtao Zhang, a professional photographer from New York Dreamer, a United States based company that celebrates photographers and photography captured an African-American model and influencer by the name of Barbie Tucker. The model hails from Ghana and displayed the astounding beauty and aesthetics from Africa.
‘Aesthetics from Africa’, a series of images, Zhang photographed Tucker against a dark background to highlight the beauty that she is with elements of gold visibly portrayed on her lips, eyes, accessories and headpiece. Elements of culture appropriating and fetishization was absent in the photography as it beautifully depicted African-American beauty through the eyes of someone who has a profound respect for beauty and culture.
The sequence of this alluring images of the beauty that the world is slowly adapting to has earned a Platinum Medal under the category of Fine Art Photography – Beauty. These images are a sure sign of how the world is accommodating to a new standard of beauty and it is highly regrettable that it was not done sooner enough for the world to appreciate.
Entry Name: Aesthetics of Africa
Photographer Name: Hongtao Zhang
Winning Category: Fine Art Photography – Beauty
Read more on the dazzling images under the category of Fine Art Photography by the 2022 MUSE Photography Awards triumphant winners here!