Salem – The Beauty You Are

I often think about how skin of a different hues are depicted in media. Do we even notice and how do people feel about it? This portrait series explores some of those curiosities through the reflections women of color shared. This series is a piece of the capstone project of my undergraduate studies in digital communications at the University of Baltimore.

I was in the 7th grade, I was being teased on the bus. This one kid. I don’t know why he bothered me or said what he said. … He called me a gorilla. That shook me.

Salem - The Beauty You Are
Salem - The Beauty You Are

When asked about a situation when her skin color was an obvious thing.

I’ve never been put in a situation, in Baltimore, where I feel like I noticed the color of my skin, I know I’m black. That’s never happened form be in Baltimore.

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    April 16, 2017