by Margot Pierce

Hungarian journalist Boglarka Balogh teamed-up with graphic designer Csaba Szabo and created a beautiful project: she took a natural photo of herself and digitally manipulated it in order to look like women from 7 different African tribes. The stunning images intent to raise awareness of their cultures and their unique view on beauty.

“My name is Boglarka Balogh, I’m a 34-year-old Hungarian journalist who travels the world and writes about human rights issues. In my new work I was inspired with the idea of transforming a natural photo of myself into 7 different African tribes with the help of a graphic designer, Csaba Szabo. My inspiration came from my time spent in various African countries where I became fully aware of the issues regarding a number of endangered tribes, and the speed at which they are fading away. These stunning portraits show how beauty varies across the globe and prove that all of us are beautiful in a different way. They’re celebrating stunning tribal beauties at the brink of extinction,” Balogh wrote on Bored Panda.

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