POV Female Johannesburg, covers.
‘Roxane’ by Viviane Sassen.
Published by oodee, November 2012
‘There’s a Place in Hell For Me & My Friends’ by Pieter Hugo.
Published by oodee, November 2012.
Through a digital process of converting colour images to black and white while manipulating the colour channels, Hugo emphasizes the pigment (melanin) in his sitters’ skins so they appear heavily marked by blemishes and sun damage. The resulting portraits are the antithesis of the airbrushed images that determine the canons of beauty in popular culture, and expose the contradictions of racial distinctions based on skin colour.
Portrait of Briony Campbell by Tara Darby