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random goodness, 10/12

Posted: October 12th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: books, fashion, film, globalization, migration, photography, poverty | 2 Comments »

Trailer for the Waris Dirie biographical film “Desert Flower”

FILM: Desert Flower. Waris Dirie’s book of her escape from Somalia, rise to supermodel superstar-dom and later fight against female genital mutilation gets the Hollywood treatment. Ethiopian Liya Kebede stars.

Screenshot from Suresh Natarjan’s portfolio site on the Behance Network

PHOTOGRAPHY: Suresh Natarajan: Tanishq Aarka. India meets Africa.

2 Comments on “random goodness, 10/12”

  1. 1 sci-culturist said at 1:15 PM on November 6th, 2009:

    what striking images by Natarajan!
    they conjure the nataraj (dancing Shiva) in my mind’s eye… or perhaps it’s subliminal given his name?

  2. 2 kamau said at 1:15 PM on November 10th, 2009:

    @sci-culturist. right, it totally conjures up the image of the dancing shiva*. if that is the case, then the image has even more powerful connotations than i thought; black woman as powerful goddess? deep. i just saw the surface of an intruiging cultural mashup.

    Thanks for the comment.

    * (ha ha! had to google nataraj)