Photographer Nick Knight, whose images you may have seen, is upset about fashion industry's marginalization of black models. He's created a short film, reports New York magazine's The Cut, and it stars one Ms. Naomi Campbell. Knight's words appear on the screen in between shots of Naomi. Knight writes: "Whenever I ask to use a black model I am given excuses such as 'Black models are not aspirational in some markets' or 'they do not reflect the brands values,' normally, however, no reason is given. By my own inaction, I am guilty of allowing racism to be normalized and accepted in this business. this has made me deeply sad and increasingly angry... It is my belief that our society must be inclusive and by denying people the right to be seen as beautiful you cause deep cultural resentment, alienation and division." [NY Mag, Untitled By Nick Knight]
@StaceyofLiberty: That's cool to know about Target: I knew I liked them. And that IS always a sticking point with me that, most of the time, models of color are very homogenized themselves and that homogeny is usually very light skinned. I can haz variety now, pleaz?