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“Shines with the colour of pearls”: Myanmar’s trade in human hair booms

A woman sells her hair at Insein hair market in Yangon, Myanmar, June 18, 2018.

Hair helps to pay the rent for Za Za Lin, whose eyes filled with tears as her long black mane was combed, cut, and untangled by practised hands at a roadside market stall in Myanmar’s commercial hub of Yangon.

Date

05.11.2018 | 13:10

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Wearing tradition – thanaka paste in a Rohingya camp

Thanaka, a paste that has been used for centuries to protect skin from the sun, is traditionally applied in swirls to the cheeks of Rohingya Muslim women. Itʹs a custom female refugees in Bangladesh are keen to preserve.

Date

28.08.2018 | 15:22

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Hair matters

First, you notice more hair on your hairbrush and on your bathroom floor. Then, more of your scalp seems to be showing along your part line.

Date

03.05.2018 | 9:04

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Celebrate diversity and embrace beauty that is authentic

I grew up in Apartheid South Africa, but I also experienced it change into a democracy.

It’s really crazy how the system of apartheid didn’t just oppress people based on the color of their skin, but also turned ethnic groups against another. White supremacy also fueled the way we perceived beauty. I remember, year after year, watching Miss South Africa beauty pageants and being in awe as tall, white and blonde women almost always became the prized queens of the pageant. And I remember how ugly it made me feel that I would never be considered ‘beautiful’ if beauty pageants, Barbie dolls and models on the covers of magazines were anything to go by.

Date

25.11.2017 | 11:01

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“Eyes As Big As Plates” : Natural Beauty

For their project “Eyes As Big As Plates,” Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth and Finnish artist Riitta Ikonen have photographed people from ten countries, dressed in plants from where they live.

Date

14.07.2017 | 9:25

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Body trends to blow your mind

Summer is finally upon us in the northern hemisphere. With rising temperatures, clothes are getting scantier, regular bodies are being exposed to the critical eyes of the tabloid press and those who prey on our insecurities. This in turn has led to the next head-scratching body trend.

Date

10.07.2017 | 14:12

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Women around the world: Mexico

In collaboration with EyeEm, DW invited photographers to share images that offer an insight into the lives of women around the world. This one was taken in Mexico by Mike Ramirez.

Date

24.04.2017 | 14:27

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