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FEATURE: Trinidadian-Canadian photographer Ishmil Waterman presents thought-provoking portrait series “Activated Melanin”

February 29, 2016

“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 black beauty, as well as illustrate a concept of awakening to a state of higher being,” Waterman tells AFROPUNK.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

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*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at erin@afropunk.com.

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