It’s not often that pointed political statements are this easy on the eyes, but “Ghosts” by South African artist Ralph Zinman is a series photos that are as beautiful as they are disarming. The snaps are all about war amongst Africa’s people and feature the modern weapons of war, adorned in traditional African beads.

Don’t be alarmed if you find yourself being drawn in by the enchanting idea accessories for weapons, that’s probably the point. Click through the gallery above.

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“Ghosts” By Ralph Zinman is a Beautiful Political Statement.