This series of images by South African photographer Mamaki Rakotsoana is a project in which she took her deceased father’s photographs and reproduced them in a manner that investigates her relationship to him, as well as his relationship to the women in his life.
No star before Grace had ever posed with her hair wet as she rose from the water. No star had ever been seen wearing her glasses. No star had ever been photographed without makeup, wearing an oversized shirt that did nothing to show off her figure. No star would have been shown munching an orange or lounging with a pillow.
“You trusted Grace’s beauty.” - Photographer, Howell Conant
Hanifa Alizada was born in 1989 in Ghazni in one of the most insecure provinces of Afghanistan. When she was eight years old, the civil wars and the country’s deteriorating condition led my family to migrate from Ghazni to Tehran in Iran.
Since Afghan refugees were not allowed to enrol in Iranian schools, she completed her elementary education at a private school for Afghan refugees. However the schooling was limited to seventh grade and Afghan children were deprived of receiving further education. She then went to Pakistan to get her High School education, where she then enrolled at the Beaconhouse National University (BNU).
She now lives in Kabul and works as a Visual Artist and a lecturer at the Fine Arts Department of Kabul University.
*Also a member of the Afghan Photography Network
One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a little black dress… ~ Karl Lagerfeld