Sharing this spectacular gallery of tintype-style photographs from the AFROPUNK festival not only because the images and their subjects are GLORIOUS. In this gallery, Brazilian-born fashion/culture photographer Driely Schwarz offers a drop of corrective to an injustice that dates to the beginning of photography, and demonstrates the problem maybe need not have existed in the first place. It’s not only technology that created obstacles, but a culture which elevates whiteness and disregards people of color.
Remember that a key aspect of privilege is ignorance about stuff that doesn’t affect you directly. Learn more about this longtime, ongoing problem in this excellent roundup with many embedded links. (Be sure you don’t miss the powerful, personal testimony by writer/photographer Syreeta McFadden.)