Kiyun Kim is a Korean university student at the Fordham University in London. Highlighting racial comments -- whether they be attacks or innocent remarks -- that she and her friends deal with on a day to day basis, she has created a photography project called ‘Racial Microaggressions’ in order to address the racial comments. Microaggression is the assumption and automatic categorization of a person of a different race, gender or culture. Often times, it is not meant to be offensive but the speaker can be unintentionally communicating a tone of derogation or hostility.
The students in these photos are victims of the tiny jabs; the unintentional racial comments and stereotypical categorization solely based on their physical appearances or behavior. The students are photographed holding up signs that reflect their thoughts on unintentional racial remarks.
Microaggressive Labeled Photography
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Race Re-imagined Damsels
Interracial Couple Photoshoots
Monochromatically Striking Portraits
Racial Bending Portraits
Eccentric Expression Portraits