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Watch: OneShot — A Broken Daughter In Syria

Watch: OneShot — A Broken Daughter In Syria

After returning home from his job as a Syrian construction worker, Fadia's father collapsed onto his bed, dusting the sheets with the debris that fell from his work clothes. Soon after, the shabiha (pro-regime militia) burst into their home and shot him in the head. NOOR photographer Tanya Habjouqa photographed the surviving daughter in what she calls a "collaborative" portrait.

A Broken Daughter — ©Tanya Habjouqa/NOOR/OneShot



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"Splendid" Colonialism? Time To Change How We Talk About Fashion And Culture

A lavish book to celebrate Cartagena, Colombia's most prized travel destination, will perpetuate clichéd views of a city inextricably linked with European exploitation.

Photo of women in traditional clothes at a market in Cartagena, Colombia

At a market iIn Cartagena, Colombia

Vanessa Rosales

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BOGOTÁ — The Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz is celebrating the historic port of Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia, in a new book, Cartagena Grace, published by Assouline. The European publisher specializes in luxury art and travel books, or those weighty, costly coffee table books filled with dreamy pictures. If you never opened the book, you could still admire it as a beautiful object in a lobby or on a center table.

Ortiz produced the book in collaboration with Lauren Santo Domingo, an American model (née Davis, in Connecticut) who married into one of Colombia's wealthiest families. Assouline is promoting it as a celebration of the city's "colonial splendor, Caribbean soul and unfaltering pride," while the Bogotá weekly Semana has welcomed an international publisher's focus on one of the country's emblematic cities and tourist spots.

And yet, use of terms like colonial "splendor" is not just inappropriate, but unacceptable.

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