The Red Dress
Barbara Minishi is a professional photographer in Kenya, specializing in commercial fashion images. She undertook a project, “The Red Dress,” in which she photographed and interviewed 50 women of her country, symbolizing 50 years of independence of Kenya. Each woman wore the same spectacular red dress and talked a little about her life and visions. A striking variety of women were included.
This film, featuring Minishi, was made by Katharina von Schroeder and included in the series about New Photography of Africa on Aljazeera. Some problems with synchronicity exist on the video, but I found the overall production an impressive example of women of color taking control of how they are depicted.
25 minutes in length.
What do some of you African women think of the video and the overall project it describes?