Colorism: Her Only Fault Was Being Dark Skinned

PHOTOGRAPHY: Arjun Kamath, a photographer and film student in Los Angeles a fictional photo story titled “Color Of Our Skin” is beautiful tale of colorism.

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;

You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.

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.

You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.

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.

You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.
You can read Kamath’s narration for each photo here.

Source: Arjun Kamath Facebook

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