Una Dominicana Rubia

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www.unadominicanarubia.com

What happens when a Dominican, “blonde” photographer leaves her house? What happens when she gets out of the capital? What happens when she leaves her island?

Being “blonde” in Dominican Republic does not necessarily mean you have golden hair. Having fair skin, straight hair and/or looking like a foreigner makes you a blonde for the eyes of most Dominicans. The blog Una Dominicana Rubia (A Dominican Blonde) is a personal project that started out in 2010 telling stories of situations to which I have been exposed to during my travels as a photojournalist, of the people I have met along the way, and the towns I have visited where I ended up being the only “blonde” within miles. It i s a mix of culture, anecdotes, behind the scenes, humor and roughness.

* The blog is in Spanish.