1st Place winner
Aesthetics from Africa-3
DESCRIPTIONhe world of beauty witnessed the diversity of aesthetics. However, long period, fashion and beauty were seen through a Eurocentric lens. It was our photographer responsibility to present the aesthetics of other culture such as Africa and Asian in an appropriate way.
In this beauty photo project, an Africa American model and influencer, initially from Ghana, showed us the aesthetics from Africa.
AUTHORFrank Zhang is an award-winning photographer, film producer, physicist, and entrepreneur based in New York. He directed, and shot photos and videos for many international brands and magazines, including Tiffany & Co., Fashion Magazine Cosmopolitan, L’Officiel, Oreo, NBA Arena, the Korean Times, and more.
His works have been collected and exhibited in many galleries all over the world, including democrat.com.br in Brazil, Vanities Gallery in Paris, Glasgow Gallery of Photography in Scotland, The Holy Art of London, Six Summit Gallery at New York, and the biggest online art platform-artsy.net. In addition, he won awards in 15+ international photography competitions, including Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA), Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA), and Siena Creative Awards 2022.
He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics. Currently he is dedicated to commercial photography, optics, and cryptocurrency technology. Before that, he worked as a scientist for University of Massachusetts Amherst and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Maryland on nano optics.