2019 / Editorial / Photo Essay

Scarifications

  • Company
    Cosmos Photo
  • Photographer
    Jean-Michel Clajot

The scarification of human skin is a longstanding practice that has played a significant role in cultural consciousness and community-building. Although it has its origins as a practice among Australian Aborigines dating back to 60 000 B.C., elements of scarification were dispersed and adopted by many communities worldwide, persisting up until today.