Iara Lee, ‘Burkinabe Rising: The Art of Resistance in Burkina Faso’

I discovered the work of film director Iara Lee, founder of Cultures of Resistance foundation, whilst researching the role of women in the Western Sahara conflict, which she explores in her documentary, Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara. After speaking about her experiences in the refugee camps in Algeria, I was excited...

Stinky Youth

👀 Dmitry Comarov‘s second story for Polyester about his home country – Russia – & the limitations put young people regarding self expression. His work looks at the social & political climate of Russia & its effects on the younger generation. 👀 Photography: Dmitriy Comarov. Styling: Dmitriy Popov. Models: Dmitriy Popov & Daria Remizova.