Realistic Beauty

Realistic Beauty, Tino’s three-part work on natural hair, wrestling, and Comic Con. In each of the three bodies of work, Tino examines ideas of representation and performance in relation to people whose culture and humanity are stereotyped and underrepresented in the mainstream media. To quote from the artist’s statement:

“These three projects work together to celebrate diversity. The fantastic costuming and natural hair tell stories beyond comic books and wrestling plots. Tino tells the stories about the dignity and beauty of his community through the photographs presented here.”