Afropunk does it again. With their usual flair for finding riveting images, the Afropunk team highlights another talented, Caribbean-born photographer: Kévin Félicianne. They are not exaggerating when they refer to the “eye-popping series” by this self-taught artist. See some of Felicianne’s spectacular photos at Afropunk, and more via Instagram and on his page, Kévin FOTO.
Kévin Félicianne is a Guadeloupe-born, Paris-based photographer on a mission to de-center whiteness from the fashion lens. Starting off on a journey to learn photographer when he was just 23, Felicianne quickly noticed how overlooked Black models were by many in his chosen field, and is out to challenge the anti-Blackness underlying that reality.
“I particularly like black models… because I am a young West Indian who wants to value and give value to the black models, which unfortunately are very often neglected and set back,” Félicianne explains. “The fashion world is a racist milieu, where all privileges and benefits are given to the white man.” [. . .]