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Afrofuturist Photos Transform Senegal’s Trash Into Haute Couture

There are certain depictions of African life we in the West are all too accustomed to seeing: Images of poverty, violence and corruption conjure a one-note vision of an abject space that fails to capture the complexity bubbling beneath the surface.

Photographer Fabrice Monteiro, however, captures up a very different vision of Africa, one in which beauty, debris, danger and hope are closely interwoven. His Afrofuturist images predict a post-Apocalyptic future, where garbage and rubble are transformed into intricate, brilliant garments, serving as warning to future generations.

“It is not only a political or economic problem, but an educational one.”

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My birthday look:

Custom made Ankara skirt and necklace from African Queen Boutique 🇳🇬. I made the top out of Carolina Herrera fabric 💎

African Queen Boutique is my go-to spot. If you’re looking to support African-owned/woman-owned businesses in NYC, this is it right here.

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