Black Bodies Painted and Photographed Like the Cosmos by Mikael Owunna


Mikael Chukwuma Owunna a queer Nigerian-Swedish artist raised in Pittsburgh, has spent the past two and a half years photographing Black men and women for a series titled Infinite Essence. Hand-painted using fluorescent paints and photographed in complete darkness, Owunna’s subjects are illuminated by a flash outfitted with a UV filter, which turns their nude bodies into glowing celestial figures.

Owunna tells Colossal that the series was his response to the frequent images and videos of Black people being killed by those sworn to protect them: the police.[…]

Source: Black Bodies Painted and Photographed Like the Cosmos by Mikael Owunna

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