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Vogue Challenge addresses the lack of representation in fashion media

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As originally appeared on TikTok, the Vogue Challenge invites everyone to star, regardless of their skin color, on a cover of Vogue magazine, the editor of which has apologized for the lack of diversity and the discrimination within its staff.

In an internal letter to Vogue employees, Anna Wintour (editor-in-chief and artistic director of Vogue US and director of Vogue content internationally) apologized for the difficulties encountered by racialized people within the magazine as well as for the lack of diversity, People reported.

“I want to say plainly that I know Vogue has not found enough ways to elevate and give space to Black editors, writers, photographers, designers, and other creators,” the editor-in-chief wrote in an internal email to Vogue staff, “We have made mistakes too, publishing images or stories that have been hurtful or intolerant. I take full responsibility for those mistakes.”

This week the new #VogueChallenge appeared on the TikTok social network before abounding on Twitter and Instagram: It defends diversity and representation of minorities by highlighting beauty purely and simply, regardless of what fashion dictates and of the skin color. Hundreds of thousands of young people thus took part in the challenge by posing and editing a photo stamped with ‘Vogue’ as if they appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine. The result is great and above all, it signals the desire of everyone to make things happen at this level!

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#Voguechallenge I found my purpose as a photographer as I was working on this project! I created this project to highlight the lack of representation of black people in the media. I actually recreated a magazine cover from the 50s with a black model, and it came out beautiful! The media is one of the major elements that feeds to our beliefs, so that’s where we need to see some changes. How beautiful would these models look on magazines covers! I have to manifest this ✊🏾 . . . . . @vogueuk @edwardenningful @voguemagazine @nweworldwide @darkskinwomen #vogue #fashion #style #model #photography #voguemagazine #love #art #beauty #fashionblogger #fashionphotography #portrait #fashionista #manifestation #makeup #ootd #blackgirlmagic #photooftheday #instafashion #instagram #editorial #instagood #paris #like #photoshoot #fashionweek #magazine #beautiful #photographer

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