PHOTOGRAPHY: Arjun Kamath is a photographer and film student in Los Angeles created a fictional photo story titled “Color Of Our Skin” which is a beautiful tale advocating against colorism and the stigm associated with dark skin. This series of photos tell a story about a dark-skinned woman whose family is struggling to get her married, and her journey towards accepting that she is beautiful as she is.
“The story idea is simple: to stop judging people for the way they look – dark, fair, slim, overweight etc. Life’s a short journey, so let’s make it memorable and worthwhile for ourselves and everyone else around us. Live and let live.”Arjun Kamath
Each picture evokes such emotions, have a dekko here
On most days, Dhananjay and Ranika waited at the top of the hillock for the sun to set before taking the long walk back home;
Ranika had just finished college at the nearby town and returned home after four long years, although while she was away she would return home on weekends to see her parents and eat her mother’s delicious homemade food. Ranika was an only child and her parents always meant the world to her.
No music could be finer for Dhananjay than Ranika’s infectious laughter. It rang out now among the symphony of colors, smells and sounds. This could never be replicated in a photograph and so he would only move from this spot once all the daylight was robbed from this scene, stealing away the light and color to shroud them with the darkness of the night.
In other news, the Indian beauty brand, Hindustan Unilever, has revealed that it will drop the word ‘fair’ from their Fair & Lovely product range in wake of the protests against skin lightening products and celebrities who endorse the range.
The company will also remove any reference that pertains to “lightening and “whitening” on products that are sold across Asia territory. Unilever acknowledged the branding suggests “a singular ideal of beauty”. Check out that story here
Source: Arjun Kamath Facebook