Diaspora for Volant Magazine
This editorial attempts to capture the Chinese diaspora through a mixture of Asian and Western imagery to reflect upon my mixed race heritage.
Growing up half Chinese, I often felt embarrassed about that part of my heritage due to social stigmas towards Chinese culture. I would love to alter this perception and instead honour this part of me.
This is a very common thing people of colour experience growing up in the Western world and I, being white in passing, have had a completely unique experience to those who aren't.
Culture identity is broad and diverse and each celebration of it is a fight against the rampant colourism, featurism and racism in our society.
Thanks to the amazing team who helped me bring my vision to life!
Stylist & Designer - Maxime Ephritikhine
Hair & Makeup Artist - Andrea Segura Mora
Models - Sophie Ting
Dorothy Cheng @ Wilhelmina Models
Photography Assistant - Emily Hang
Retoucher - Mariya Dimitrova