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Melanin Photo Tours Announces New Trips


Melanin Photo Tours, helping photographers travel to distant lands to take photos of brown people since 1968, has announced a slew of new tours for the 2014 season.

Company president Reginald Archibald III proclaimed, “Our family has been bringing photographers closer to brown people (but not too close!) for nearly 50 years, and we’ve helped many photographers travel to exotic locations, take photos of the brown people living in poverty, and then come back home to the comfort of their Western lives and win photography contests. It’s a tradition that we cherish, and we’re happy to announce that for 2014 we are adding new tours!”

New tours for 2014 include:

  • Manila, Philippines
  • Soweto, South Africa
  • Camden, New Jersey
  • The South Side of Chicago (aka, the “Leroy Brown Tour”)
  • Rio De Janiero (“Our Favorite Favelas” Tour)
  • South Central Los Angeles

All Melanin tours include local photographer guides with extensive local knowledge, large, intimidating escorts, transportation, and Western-style accommodations “close enough to the action but not too close, if you know what I mean.” All customers are encouraged to sample the local cuisine, but those with delicate stomachs will be served hamburgers and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Melanin Photo Tours offers tours throughout Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. They truly are “Trips of a Lifetime!”*


* Based on the median life expectancy of a privileged Westerner.


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  1. South Central Los Angeles, aka the “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood” tour, may be cancelled and replaced with a North Philly, Yo!” tour.

  2. Bumbed that New Delhi isn’t included this year. I was looking forward to shooting landfill children with my M 240 and Noctilux 0.95. There aren’t enough photoblogs of brown Indian slum-dwellers online.

  3. So I won’t have to actually talk to the brown people will I? I would like to have some pictures so I can show how much I like those types of people. Could they just PS the shots?

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