“A Seat at the Table” is photographer Justin Dingwall’s most recent photography art work. South African model Moostapha Saidi is the protagonist in this very colorful art celebration.
A series of images that put perspective and perception as the main focus here. I Lobo You thinks that this artistic photography compilation is absolutely mesmerizing, and we can’t wait to tell you about its deep meaning.
Moostapha Saidi, the model, was born with a skin condition called vitiligo which causes to the skin a lack pigmentation problem. In a talk with the photographer, Saidi talked about his experiences while living with this condition, and in this photography art, the symbolism goes way deeper than simply the lack of pigmentation.
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The images look fun, the background sets are simple but with a splash of a color, which contrasts beautifully with the model’s dual-toned skin. Items like precious stones and googly eyes stickers were used in this photography art as a way to demonstrate how the model is objectified by random strangers and how they separate him from “normality” simply because of the way he looks.
“I worked with the old saying ‘A Seat at the Table’ to represent the idea of an opportunity to be heard, to be seen, to have a voice and an opinion, and in this way to make a difference,” the famous photographer explains.
The photographer defends that this modern art aims to make conversations get started. Conversations on how what we see affects what we think, of people and of the world in general. A photo art manifestation that has helped Saidi go after his dream of becoming a model. After this, he got signed to one of the top agencies in South Africa. In 2019 the photographer Justin Dingwall plans to add more to this series of photography art.
See also: Art photography by Rowan Corkill