Portraits critiquing the racial stereotypes prevalent in Latin American mass media.

Latin America has one of the highest levels of inequality in the world with a racialised class system that promotes informal separation of ethnicities which is further compounded by the reinforcement of prejudice through the Media. This series critiques an article featured in Hola magasine in 2011 about the 'Beverley Hills' lifestyle of the Zarzur family based in Cali, Colombia.

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Negritas

Series I / III 

 

Image from magazine, publish in Hola magazine, 2010 

Negritas series 

Inequality in Colombia is one of the highest in the world and maintained through media stereotyping of ethnicity and gender.  This series critiques an article featured in 'Hola' magazine in 2011 about the 'Beverley Hills lifestyle' of the Zarzur family based in Cali

Negritas y blanquitas

Negritas y blanquitas

2013 Oil on canvas found in charity shop - 100% recycled 79 x 178 cm

Blanquitas

Blanquitas

2013 Oil on canvas 45 x 68 cm

Negritas I

Negritas I

2013 Oil on canvas 50 x 70 cm

Image taken from 'Hola' magazine

Image taken from 'Hola' magazine

2011 Article from Hola magazine describing Beverley Hill lifestyle of Zarzur family based in Cali