About the series: Lunula
Lunula indicates the white half-moon shape at the base of each fingernail.
Uña I Kultura translates literally to Nails and Culture in Papiamentu, which is the first language on the Island of Curaçao.
Lunula is an ongoing documentary where the first photo series have been captured in Willemstad/Curaçao. Nails are one the highest forms of self-expression, hence highlighting the nail culture through the LGBTQ+ community and the understanding of gender fluidity.
The project occurs at a historic moment for the LGBTQ+ community: The current ban on same-sex marriage has been a topic of discussion on the island for some time now. As aforementioned, the story unfolded with a deeper sense of meaning and social activism by supporting and contributing to the queer community.
The Minced Milk team had the honor and opportunity to take a deep dive into the cultural traditions of several communities and echelons on the island. The aim of Lunula is to exhibit individuals in specific social environments, furthermore the island’s culture, local businesses, and talents.