Inspired by the 1973 politically driven, resistance poem, Limbé by Léon-Gontran Damas, French Guianese photographer Mirtho Linguet, presents a visually impactful series of images. At the time when Damas wrote Limbé, he was forming a movement aimed at rejecting western ideology and creating more visibility for black post-colonial viewpoints. In the Black Dolls series, Linguet manifests scenarios of magical realism to visualize the lived experiences of those in his home, French Guiana; re-contextualizing life under a global system of white supremacy. The women in Black Dolls are posed in lingerie, within a mix of natural and man-made environments, always with a confronting gaze.
The Black Dolls Project is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of France in the United States