Dagmar van Weeghel – Chaila, 2017
The series ‘Diaspora’ is a tribute to Africans who settle in Europe, both now and in the past. This series portrays people (not models) from different African countries, who have settled in Europe in the last decade.
The series is inspired by the Orientalist paintings that Josep Tapiro Baro made in Tangier in Morocco.
For centuries the West has been looking at the African continent through a distorted lens, creating a distorted image of people and history.
In the New African Diaspora, with the surge of immigrants in the West, these prejudices and stereotypes are unfortunately often upheld, fueled by a lack of knowledge and understanding and the fear of the unknown.
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Dagmar van Weeghel – Chaila Figures - 2017
80 x 120 cm
Photography on Hahnemuhle photo rag in natural walnut floater frame