Black Model Recreates Famous Fashion Campaigns To Fight The Lack Of Diversity In The Industry
Deddeh Howard, a Liberian-born model is rattling the fashion industry with her new photo project called Black Mirror. In it, she recreates the famous campaigns of the renowned fashion brands which seem to rely only on white models for their photo shoots.
“I would walk into various fashion model agencies and I would immediately be compared to that one or two black model that they had on the roster,” Deddeh writes on her website. “Even though I was told by those agencies that I have an amazing look and wish they could represent me, they already have a black model. Besides having an abundance of white models. It seemed as if one or two black models on the roster are enough to represent us all.
“For this project, I decided to re-shoot several of the inspiring and famous campaigns out there and try to show what they could look like with a black model. Why can’t the big brands not embrace our diversity more and give all of us visibility? With this Black Mirror project, I hope to show the world that it is time for all of us being seen.“
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