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