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medievalpoc:

prokopetz:

cleopatrasweave:

i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.

I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).

We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.

When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.

They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.

In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.

In conclusion: this is awesome.

Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.

colorfulcuties:

Submitted by godofcum ❤

colorfulcuties:

Submitted by godofcum

5centsapound:

Émilie Régnier: Mali Passport

via foam: ‘I am really driven by the idea of showing a West African society that is growing,’ says Régnier. That means ignoring the easy and the rote: pictures of elites quaffing champagne, or images cataloguing the atrocities of war. Witnessing with a camera takes many forms. For Régnier, photographic truth is located in the bodily presence of young West Africans proudly negotiating their future, a diverse future of many possibilities.’

angrywocunited:

Howard University, Women’s rifle team, Washington DC, 1937 — in Washington, District of Columbia.

angrywocunited:

Howard University, Women’s rifle team, Washington DC, 1937 — in Washington, District of Columbia.

arabella97:

From the documentary - Tears of Gaza


Frida Kahlo
Cancer Sun - Taurus Moon

Frida Kahlo

Cancer Sun - Taurus Moon

erthtone:

Man is nothing. His work is everything. 

© Arnold R. Butler.2014
(www.ab2ether.com)

erthtone:

Man is nothing. His work is everything.

© Arnold R. Butler.2014
(www.ab2ether.com)

furples:

Model: Grace Bol
Photographer: Julia Noni


Ph. by Alao Yokogi, 3/1998

Ph. by Alao Yokogi, 3/1998