L.A. based Shawnee´ Gibbs and Shawnelle Gibbs(The Gibbs Sisters) are the ridiculously talented creative team behind the forethcoming steampunk comic adventure "The Invention of E.J. Whitaker". The duo has created award-winning multimedia stories and content, including the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame inductee "Ravishing Raspberry", their Tribeca-funded short "Sule and the Case of the Tiny Sparks", and their individual work include Producing credits for Emmy-Award winning…Continue
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"Activated Melanin" is an imaginative portrait series by Trinidadian-Canadian self-described "light catcher" Ishmil Waterman. The spooky, thought-provoking series serves as the visual representation for a conscious awakening of black minds into a higher state of being. "I created this portrait series to showcase all shades of…Continue
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Saying that hair in the black community is a sensitive subject is a bit of an understatement. Especially in American society where nappy/kinky/coily/ziggly/corse hair is scarcely represented in the already limited representation of black people in the media, where creamy crack and weaves are staples of (what is sometimes) forced assimilation into mainstream (read: white) culture and where there are …Continue
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Check out this short and sweet editorial which featured Ethiopian-Canadian high-fashion model Senait Gidey shot by photographer Sebastian Mader for Glamour Magazine (US). Bright, candy paint colors and a melanin-rich babe? Recipe for perfection.…
Vogue España features the powerful beauty of black models in their "Tendencias" shot by photographer Greg Kadel for their March 2016 issue. The editorial features models Herieth Paul, Kai Newman, Jasmine Tookes, Ysaunny Brito, Maria Borges, Francine James, and Riley Montana. Check out some of our favorite looks below and see the entire spread right …Continue
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Check out the work of Dallas-based photographer VHSplus. Much of McGrady’s work employees the use of black models which he shows off by juxtaposing them against bright and pastel backdrops. See some examples down below and follow him on Instagram.
By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor…
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Painter Irvin Rodriguez is a fine artist born and raised in the Bronx. He simultaneously studied illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Grand Central Academy of Art with a focus in academic drawing, earning a B.A. in 2010. Rodriquez’s work has been acknowledge as the Golden Brush Award winner for the…Continue
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This series of eight portraits is based upon the energies of the ancestors of the African Diaspora and the return/pass-over of their knowledge and guidelines to the new age. It’s about a spiritual trip or trance of embracing the energies that carried and protected our African ancestors.
I felt the urge to capture and rapture a fragment of the energies and personalize them in a way that exists in the visible world. It’s not a new story, but this is my…
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Helder Conceição is one of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil’s editorial photographer leading the charge in the local movement for black visibility and acceptance, in general spaces and as a significant change in cultural ideology. “We live in a period of developing an awareness reafirmativa policy of both our identity and as a photographer and resident of the black, peripheral zone of the city where many black people are killed every day, I could not forgo strengthening this aspect…Continue
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Summary: Dolores, co-founder of L'Afro, interviewed the French vlogger (and brand new TV host for BET France) Naya Ali, about afrofeminism, racism. Naya believes sisterhood is the key for black girls in France to get better and reach their goals.
ENTRETIEN – Y a pas que les vlogs sur le contouring, le gaming, les astuces beauté et les sketches sur YouTube, il y a aussi les vidéos de La Ringarde. Derrière ce nom se cache la journaliste Naya Ali, afroféministe…
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Marco Carvalho is an editorial photographer from Brazil who has been doing photography since 2008 and completed a associates degree in photographic studies. Check out his newest series, feature black female models, down below.…
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Photo: By T.H. Taylor
The concert hall floors were glossy and black, reflecting distorted images of every surface in the room. I walked through a pair of black doors and was suddenly bathed in a rainbow of lighting, the mood of reception of good music being set. I moved towards the stage and was swallowed by darkness, a mass of black clothing-clad bodies moving briskly to the jarring beat of the…Continue
Odera Igbokwe is a fantasy illustrator and painter and graduate of R.I.S.D. who created this gorgeous race-bent Sailor Moon series. Starting today Odera is launching a long-term Patreon campaign for his "Melanin Mythologies" project. The project will include…Continue
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The latest style collection by Carlton Hair South Africa, named "Couture Rebels", draws inspiration partly from the non-conformity of the fashion rebels of The Social Market in Pretoria. The gravity-defying models’ natural hair highlights to a new degree the colour graduations, geometry and asymmetry in the cuts. Check out the rest of the editorial below shot by Thomas Bekker.
By Julie O.*, AFROPUNK…
Check out Atlanta-based photographer Roseography’s recent Mardi Gras-inspired series. One of the photographer's trademark styles includes saturated color palettes that evoke a certain level of eroticism, even when his model is (technically) fully clothed. Check out the series below and…Continue
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My favorite recordings have always been the ones that present a sonic world to explore and get lost in. Pair that with some passionate performances and clever songwriting and you basically have perfection.
That's the new EP Myriads from London-based Michael Jablonka.
With that elusive balance between atmosphere and taut songwriting, the EP is a soft fuzzy couch for ears. Lying somewhere between the neo-soul of Gary Clark Jr. and the dreamy alt-pop of The…
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Cosplay is like wearing your favorite band’s t-shirt x10, on Halloween. Some people switch up their dietary and fitness routines, spend thousands of dollars on obscure materials, learn how to sew/weld/whatever to make a cosplay outfit that’s impressively accurate to the original or the perfect blend of their fave character and their own personality. …Continue
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Check out the magnificent Mama Cāx, a fashion and lifestyle blogger based in NYC and an ambassador for Alleles Design Studio. Alleles makes fashion-forward ready-to-wear prosthetic covers for both men and women. Follow her on Instagram and check out her blog fabulous …Continue
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