Ines Elsa Dalal

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER
Kundai Madamba, audience member at ‘Miss Diaspora UK’ beauty pageant
Testimonial via his mother; Josephine: 'Kundai loves dancing and enjoyed the attention he got from people; he is very confident especially around a group of people. He said the contestants all liked him and he didn’t know which one to choose as they were all nice to him… the venue was spacious so he enjoyed being every where and chatting to everyone!’

Kundai Madamba, audience member at ‘Miss Diaspora UK’ beauty pageant

Testimonial via his mother; Josephine: 'Kundai loves dancing and enjoyed the attention he got from people; he is very confident especially around a group of people. He said the contestants all liked him and he didn’t know which one to choose as they were all nice to him… the venue was spacious so he enjoyed being every where and chatting to everyone!’

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'Yung Sniper' Dancehall Dancer; outtake from 'Miss Diaspora 2014'

'Yung Sniper' Dancehall Dancer; outtake from 'Miss Diaspora 2014'

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Lucy, winner of ‘2nd princess’ at Miss Diaspora UK 2014

Lucy, winner of ‘2nd princess’ at Miss Diaspora UK 2014

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Stembie, winner of ‘1st princess’ at Miss Diaspora UK 2014

Stembie, winner of ‘1st princess’ at Miss Diaspora UK 2014

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Questioning contemporary standards of beauty in new pictorial ‘Weave Politics’

Preliminary research and recommended reading to truly understand the historical context of this topic: ‘400 years without a comb’ by Willie L. Morrow

See also #WeavePolitics via Instagram

Miss Diaspora UK - selected portraits

Lucy, Mutsa, Victoria, Tanaka, Tatenda, Ayesha

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Miss Diaspora UK 2014 at Ruskin Hall, Aston, Birmingham

Miss Diaspora UK 2014 at Ruskin Hall, Aston, Birmingham

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Street Finding: Wedding, Kings Heath, Birmingham

Street Finding: Wedding, Kings Heath, Birmingham

Remembrance Sunday, 2013
The beginnings of a new photographic portrait study into West Indian contribution the to British military. Commemorating 400 years of service in light of this years centenary of World War 1

Remembrance Sunday, 2013

The beginnings of a new photographic portrait study into West Indian contribution the to British military. Commemorating 400 years of service in light of this years centenary of World War 1

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Dispelling rumours that only Caucasian women can have long beautiful hair; Empress Asha experimented with homemade hair treatments until she found a combination that worked for her following chemotherapy. Her dreds are 25 years old and 50 foot long!

Dispelling rumours that only Caucasian women can have long beautiful hair; Empress Asha experimented with homemade hair treatments until she found a combination that worked for her following chemotherapy. Her dreds are 25 years old and 50 foot long!

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