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ALTERNATE REALITY

The racial dynamics between American women are flipped in a disorienting photo series

Chris Buck for O Magazine
Alternative reality.
  • Aamna Mohdin
By Aamna Mohdin

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In three devastatingly simple photos, the yawning gap of inequality between white women and women of color is brought to forefront.

In a photo essay titled “Let’s Talk About Race,” photographer Chris Buck explores stereotypical representations of white and non-white girls and women—and flips it. The photo essay appeared in the May issue of Oprah Winfrey’s magazine, O.

In one photo, a group of Asian women are laughing in a nail salon, while white women give them pedicures. In another photo, a Latino woman is on the phone, ignoring the white maid pouring her a cup of tea. In the third, a white girl stares up at row upon row of black dolls in a toy shop.

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