photography: ‘bananas about bananas’ – the work of ricardo rivera

November 24, 2014

Bananas have always been both exoticized and eroticized in our popular culture – think Josephine Baker’s ‘The Banana Dance’; so it’s interesting to see the way that New York based fashion photographer Ricardo Rivera incorporates the phallic fruit into a body of work that deals so beautifully with dark skin and the black body. Explore Rivera’s work, below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor