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Best Portraits of Africa: Black and White Edition by Mario Gerth

Best Portraits of Africa: Black and White Edition by Mario Gerth

In Benin, scars on the face –more specifically in the apples of the cheek – represent heritage, ethnicity, beauty or clan ties. Etched into the skin during infancy, these artificial dimples come in a variety of hash mark patterns depending on where you are from. If your mother is from one tribe and your father from another, they both have …