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Jean Crotti (French, 1878-1958), Two Heads, c.1930. Oil on canvas, 25¾ x 21¼ in.
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Aluad Deng by François Visser
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Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou | Demoiselles de Porto-Novo
Existing within the faded walls of a family home at the centre of one city’s complex history, these are the Demoiselles de Porto Novo.
As the title would suggest, the solitary figure within these images are of young women from the port city, and former capital of French Dahomey. Demoiselles de Porto-Novo the portraiture series, is part of a broader body of work and project entitled Citizens of Port-Novo by Beninois photographer Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou.
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Images courtesy of  Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou and Jack Bell Gallery. All rights reserved.
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One Book to Definitely Read: Dark Girls by Bill Duke and Shelia P. Moses. Available November 4, 2014.
In the tradition of the New York Times bestselling I Dream a World and Crowns comes this full-color companion volume to the acclaimed NAACP Award–nominee documentary Dark Girls—an inspiring and breathtaking photo book that celebrates dark-skinned women.
Black has never been more beautiful, witnessed by this magnificent collection featuring accomplished dark skinned-women from all walks of life. In Dark Girls, celebrities such as Lupita Nyong’o, Pauletta Washington (Denzel Washington’s wife), Cicely Tyson, Judge Mablean, Brandi and Karli Harvey, and twenty other outstanding women share intimate insights into what their beautiful dark skin means to them.
Filled with seventy-five gorgeous photographs by photographer, Barron Claiborne, this thoughtful, sophisticated, alluring, and uplifting collection captures the elegance of dark skin—joyfully showcasing that we truly are beautiful for who we are.
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high as hell
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New York - Mural by Keith Haring