It is common in the history of conquests and colonization that the dominant culture imposes its tradition, religious beliefs and moral values upon the defeated. One of the ways it often materializes is how apparel was imposed by one culture over another. In Africa and in many other regions of the world, the colonizing culture often portrayed the indigenous population in disadvantageous ways to establish their superiority. Coincidently, photographers Fabrice Monteiro and Jim Naughten independently captured how two very different cultures perpetuate and reenact their response to colonization through apparel and costumes.

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