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Albert Watson: “I love these photographs by Albert Watson. He took them for the organization Cotton Made in Africa, which aims to promote the cultivation of sustainably produced cotton to improve the living conditions of small farmers. It’s really nice that it doesnt have to be a contradiction to do beautiful pictures that have fashion aesthetics but that can also have a purpose. I think these women were dressed for a festival. I really like this twist where you can see the contemporary influence in the photographs, but still there’s something very traditional about them. It shows that even the young people there are still connected to tradition, and to the beauty of it.”