It seems safe to say that European and American fashion photographers will never get enough of this sort of thing...



The traditional, rural, and very black Africans set against a very white and cosmopolitan European beauty. For the fashion photographer and photo editors, it is an image that will dare and shock the consumers of their images. But that's as deep as it gets: the thrill of a racial/cultural contrast. Racist coding is not broken or smashed by this kind of contrast but actually exploited. Without the coding, there would be no shock; and the object of this shock is your marketable attention.