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This Photographer Is Getting People To Transform Into Frida Kahlo For 15 Minutes

Last week, thousands of Frida Kahlo look-a-likes gathered to make history and break a Guinness World Records for most Frida’s in one place. This event proved two things: countless people adore Frida and many of them are inspired by her look. Brazilian photographer Camila Fontenele de Miranda is taking this very concept and created a project inspired by Frida, of course.

Her project, titled “Todos Podem Ser Frida (All Can Be Frida),” is literally transforming her subjects — men, women, babies — into Frida.

Fontenele de Miranda told the Huffington Post about her first encounter with Frida Kahlo, which happened while she was in college.

She says it completely changed her view of life. “First, I fell in love with the colors, but then I found a strong, almost spiritual connection between us,” said Fontenele de Miranda.

The project was launched in 2012, and, initially, Fontenele de Miranda worked exclusively with men.

“Frida used to wear men’s clothes, and also there were rumors about her bisexuality,” Fontenele de Miranda told the Huffington Post. “I think she was really brave for living with such intensity, fearless of experimenting to be the other.”

She then started including women, children, and even people posing with pets.

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What is most compelling, at first sight, is not just stoic pose from some of her subjects, but their eyes. Each gaze is remarkably different, and, yet a real sense of honesty is clearly there. Whether the subject is serious or has a playful smile, they always have a Frida-like sense to them.

While the photographer says that each subject can be photographed as Frida for 15 minutes, each set up is actually more complicated than that.

Fontenele de Miranda has a team of photography assistants and makeup artists that help the subjects become Frida.

Now, the photographer is turning “Todos Podem Ser Frida (All Can Be Frida)” into a book.

Credit: Camila Fontenele de Miranda / Vimeo

De Miranda is raising money to get the book published. “With much love, affection and all the best feelings, we inform you that our collective financing is open now,” Fontenele de Miranda wrote on Facebook. “With your collaboration will be possible the publication of the bilingual book (Portuguese/English) of the project ‘All Can Be Frida,’ made with stories and the best photographs made on the essays and interventions.”

READ: There’s A New Frida Kahlo Exhibit That Features Rare Family Photos And It Made Me So Emotional

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Brazil Just Passed a Bill That Will Allow Rich Corporations to ‘Skip the Line’ for COVID-19 Vaccines

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Brazil Just Passed a Bill That Will Allow Rich Corporations to ‘Skip the Line’ for COVID-19 Vaccines

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Currently, Brazil is one of the world’s epicenters of the coronavirus. In March 2021, Brazil saw 66,573 COVID-19-related deaths. That means 1 in every 3 COVID-related deaths worldwide are occuring in Brazil.

And it doesn’t appear that the numbers will be slowing down anytime soon. While the United States is making strides in their COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Brazil is lagging far behind. And things are about to get a lot more complicated.

On Tuesday, Brazil passed a bill that would allow corporations to buy up as many vaccines as they can get their hands on, and privately distribute them to their employees first.

Elected officials in Brazil are arguing that the country has become so desperate to vaccinate its citizens, that it doesn’t matter who gets the vaccines first at this point.

The country, once renowned for having one of the most robust and efficient public vaccine-distribution programs in the world, has failed to make strides towards getting their citizens vaccinated.

“We are at war,” said the leader of the chamber, Arthur Lira. “And in war, anything goes to save lives.” We don’t know about you, but usually when it comes to war, we’ve heard that soldiers prioritize the health and safety of young, the weak, and the elderly before their own? We digress…

Brazil’s plan to privatize the vaccine rollout has brought up moral and ethical questions.

From the beginning, the World Health Organization has asked countries to first prioritize essential health workers and then high-risk populations when distributing the vaccine.

Anything other than that would promote a pay-to-play schemes in which the rich could protect their lives before poor people could. And poor people are more likely to die from COVID-19 in the first place.

As Alison Buttenheim, behavioral scientist and expert on the equitable allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine said, vaccine distribution should not “exacerbate disparities and inequities in health care,” but instead address them. Brazil’s vaccine rollout plan would fail to do any of the above.

If countries begin to allow the rich to prioritize their own interests during the vaccine rollout, the consequences could be disastrous.

In a time when the world is stoked by fear and uncertainty, the worst thing that can happen is for rich companies to exacerbate inequalities by effectively choosing who lives or dies.

As the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization said at the beginning of the global vaccine rollout: “any distribution of vaccines should advance human well-being and honor global equity, national equity, reciprocity, and legitimacy.”

Poor Brazilians should not be left to fend for themselves against COVID-19 simply because they are poor.

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A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

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A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

Social media is where people can show off just about anything they create. This includes art in any and all media, like pancake art. Claudia, the creator behind Nappan Pancake art, is the latest artist watching their art reach the masses.

Claudia, the artist behind Nappan Pancake art, got her start because of the pandemic.

The artist first started to play around with pancake art last spring break when the pandemic forced businesses and schools to close. Claudia wanted to get more creative with her kids’ breakfasts since they were now always at home.

“I started experimenting with making Pancake art,” Claudia recalls to mitú. “At first I only used the color of the natural dough and a little cocoa. At first, I just used the ketchup dispensers and little by little I learned.”

Claudia uses her pancake art to honor some truly iconic people.

@nappancakes

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♬ La Feria de Cepillin – Cepillín

Cepillín recently died and the loss was felt throughout the community. He made our lives joyous and fun with his music, especially his birthday song. Some of the creations are done for fans who request to see their faves turned into delicious pancake art.

The artist loves creating the edible works of art.

The journey of becoming a pancake artist has been a fun adventure for Claudia and her children. The more she has practiced, the more she has been able to do.

“Sometimes I scream with excitement and I go to all the members of my house to see it,” Claudia says about her successes. “Other times it’s just a feeling like “disappointment could be better” other times it just breaks or burns and then I just cry but it usually feels very satisfying.”

You can check out all of her creations on TikTok.

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♬ Little Bitty Pretty One – Thurston Harris

With 350,000 followers and growing, it won’t be long until more people start to fully enjoy Claudia’s art. Her children can’t get enough of it and she is so excited to share it with the rest of the world.

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