A STORY OF STILLNESS THAT SPEAKS FOR PAST AND STANDS FOR THE FUTURE
INSPIRATION: “PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES BY JIM NAUGHTEN ON HERERO TRIBE “
The Herero, also known as Ovaherero, are an ethnic group inhabiting parts of Southern Africa. The Herero tribe was devastated, having lost almost eighty percent of its population during war. Garments became an important expression of identity during these fragile times. Upon killing a German soldier, a Herero warrior would remove the uniform and adopt it to his personal dress as a symbol of his prowess in battle.
The shoot takes a part of Africa and portrays the achievement of freedom, to thrive inspite of the the struggle and coming out in a world to be free of the past.
The still space, the direct gaze, the re-appropriated clothes combine to curate a stillness that allows the past to speak.
Celebrating diversity and women in fashion.
Photographer : Carlotta Bro
Muse: Adwoa Aboah
Hair and Makeup Artist : Alessia Motti
Model Agency: Boom model agency
Creative Direction: Shinal Maheshwari