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Skinned by Kelly Kristin Jones Explores Magazine Ethnic Representation

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jul 30, 2013 • References: kellykristinjones and itsnicethat
Skinned by Kelly Kristin Jones, an artist based in Athens, Georgia, interestingly explores the different ethnic representations in magazines. Although this endeavor may not seem obvious at first, the range of neutral colors is given context once viewers learn that they have been cut out of the editorials and adverts present in such popular publications as Glamour, Vanity Fair and Ebony.

Cut into abstract circles, the size of each one in Skinned by Kelly Kristin Jones represent the size of the body or body part featured. It's Nice That writes, "The intriguing collages which result from this experiment offer a new perspective on the representation of who is included and what is beautiful in popular media, setting a match to the quietly smouldering debate about racial prejudice and inclusivity with a series of curiously beautiful images."