Gold 2018 People / Culture

Scarification

  • Prize
    Gold in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Jean-Michel Clajot
  • Technical Info
    Hasselblad 503cw
  • Photo Date
    2009-20012

The scarification of human skin is a longstanding practice that has played a significant role in cultural consciousness and community-building. Although it has its origins as a practice among Australian Aborigines dating back to 60 000 B.C.1, elements of scarification were dispersed and adopted by many communities worldwide, persisting up until today.