Instead of dismissing skin bleaching, this photographic project's intention is to understand both the practice and the means by which a person would attempt to ascertain some kind of beauty where many saw none. Some proclaimed it was merely a fad; others felt it elevated their confidence. This concept may have been born from a flawed perception of beauty, through global advertising. They are entitled to their portrayal.
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Marlon James; Blackout: Kingston 12, Jamaica. Small Axe 1 July 2013; 17 (2 (41)): 243–254. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-2323436
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