Driving Visibility & Celebration of POC

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NYC/LA/LONDON/AMSTERDAM Exhibitions
& the Coffee Table Book
100 Icons, 100 Images, 100 Stories


THISISBLACKGROUND is about the power of imagery to affect perceptions and standards of beauty in its depictions of POC
in this transformative collection of
Fashion, Concept & Beauty Photography

The collection of individual portraits invites an inclusive humanity, of a strength, beauty and vulnerability rarely seen, experienced, or imagined

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Visibly celebrated and re-imagined
Fashion & Beauty Portraits of POC

Celebrated and re-imagined within existentialist, minimalist and surrealist notions of visual art,
the project began in May 2019 as constructive musings to confront systemic racism that its creator Giovanni Martins experienced in his day-to-day interactions with fashion clients & casting directors.
Often requesting white models for their campaigns and look books rather than models of color.

‘’Trying to change the narrative, the conversation,” says Giovanni, “I am focusing on the beauty, the inspiration and aspirations of Icons of color.’’



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