I love JaNYA – One of the First Black Super Models in America

19 Apr

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The video below is called “I love JaNY”. It is a portrait of Jany Tomba, the artistʼs aunt, who at an early age, in the 1960s, experienced what it is like to emigrate with her family from the dictatorship in Haiti to New York. Becoming a successful, ʻearly-generationʼ black fashion model, being one of the first black girls to get into magazine covers in the U.S. and spending over 25 years with the Ford modeling agency.

 

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One Response to “I love JaNYA – One of the First Black Super Models in America”

  1. healthiestbeauty April 19, 2013 at 18:28 #

    Reblogged this on The healthiest beauty.

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