Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Artist Development Fund recipient, 2021
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“In this project, I worked with an incredible community team that aimed to platform and center individuals of the dark skin community and their interwoven experiences.”
Daniel Adams is a Kuala Lumpur-based Malaysian photographer who examines themes of gender, identity, and cultural norms in his portraiture. A photographer since his teenage years, he works full-time as a professional commercial photographer. In his conceptual portrait images, he delves into the use of social and political ideologies, working with a goal of starting discussions among viewers. In his work, Daniel seeks unusual aspects and techniques to incorporate into his photography, aiming to recreate the surreal images in his head.
In his commission project for Artist Development Fund, called “The Melanin Narrative,” he explores themes of colorism, the queer experience of dark-skinned people, and the nature of masculinity within dark-skinned Asian communities. His work has been featured in The Guardian, The British Journal of Photography, Buzzfeed, F Stop Magazine, Photographica, Harpers Bazaar Malaysia, and more.
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