Writing about beauty is always fun, but the best is when you stumble upon stories of change and transformation even through something most people see as an area fueled by vanity. Photography by Tiana Markova at “Duckrabbit — we produce photofilms”, showing images of poor young women on the streets of Rio, Brazil, finding a way out of poverty, abuse, and hopelessness through the Salão Escola de Beleza Afro (School of Afro Salon Beauty). The goal of this school: “To provide these women with the opportunity to find their self-worth again and use beauty as means of independence instead of bondage to poverty and abuse”. A great initiative and the strong photography by Markova below, speaks of it!
(All Photography by Tiana Markova, see of them more by clicking here Duckrabbit).