TIFA 2022 Editorial / Fashion

Aesthetics From Africa

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/Fashion
  • Jury Top 5 Selection

    Prof. William Snyder These are simply beautiful images.

  • Photographer
    Hongtao Zhang
  • Agency / Studio
    New York Dreamer
  • Technical Info
    Canon 5d Mark 4, 50 Mm F/1.2l, 100 Mm F/2.8 L Micro
  • Photo Date
    Feb 2022

The world of beauty witnessed the diversity of aesthetics. However, in a long period, fashion and beauty were seen through a Eurocentric lens. It was our photographer responsibility to present the aesthetics of other culture such as Africa and Asian in an appropriate way. In this beauty photo project, an Africa American model and influencer, initially from Ghana, showed us the aesthetics from Africa.

Frank Zhang is a photographer, film producer, physicist, and entrepreneur based in New York. He directed, and shot photos and videos for many international brands and magazines, including Tiffany & Co., Oreo, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, L'Officiel. He works have won more than 65 awards and been collected and exhibited by many galleries all over the world, including Brazil online gallery-democrat.com.br, Vanities Gallery in Paris, Glasgow Gallery of Photography in UK, and artsy.net. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics. He is dedicated to commercial photography, optics, and cryptocurrency.