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Ga Ga: David LaChapelle’s ‘Rape of Africa’ Photographic Series

Posted on September 11, 2009 with 3 Comments

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The ever-colorful and provocative photographer David LaChapelle debuts his photographic series “The Rape of Africa” at the David DeSanctis Gallery in Los Angeles and makes a bold political statement.

LaChapelle reinvents classic Botticelli’s 1484 Venus and Mars painting with Naomi Campbell as Venus and allegorical¬† images representing the rape and pillage of Africa’s people and land.

Blindie is loving LaChapelle’s social series that makes offers much needed social commentary on the state of affairs in Africa. We’re also loving Naomi Campbell in the series!