Black is beautiful

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Feb 12 2017

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Category: Australia, Oceania

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A black woman and a woman in black against a black background. When I walked into a bank in Alice Springs and saw this tableau I couldn’t resist taking a picture. It is at moments like this that I love the world, this wonderful world.

The woman in black is clearly an Aboriginal girl, but the black woman looks African to me, with her features and colourful, red-topped headdress. How on earth does an African girl end up in a bank in Alice Springs in the middle of Australia?

DSC00151 detail - Alice Springs 2013

It is precisely because of the grey-black background that one can fully appreciate the beauty of her velvet black skin. The soft light reveals all its nuances. A true African princess.

Photo of the week: Clients in a bank, Alice Springs, Australia 2013

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