Chinese Photographer Apologizes to China, Vows to 'Improve Ideology' over 'Racist' Dior Image

Chinese Photographer Apologizes to China, Vows to 'Improve Ideology' over 'Racist' Dior Image


Chinese photographer Chen Man vowed to “educate” herself on Chinese history and improve her “ideologies” on Tuesday in a blog post after the Chinese Communist Party declared a photograph of an Asian woman she shot for the French luxury fashion house Christian Dior racist.

Communist Party media denounced the photo because the woman in it allegedly appeared “dark-skinned” and “sinister.”

“I will educate myself on Chinese history, attend more relevant events, and improve my ideologies. … I will continue to use the confident spirit of China’s new era as a source of inspiration and strive to tell China’s story right through my work,” Chen, 41, wrote in a text statement posted to her Weibo social media account on November 23. Weibo is marketed

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