feature: feature: celebrating our diversity – the latest from congolese photographer christin bela’s ongoing ‘african queens’ photo series

October 28, 2015

Take a look at the latest images from Congolese photographer and videographer Christin Bela – part of their ongoing photo series, ‘African Queens‘. They tells us: “The main purpose of this series of photographs is to send a positive message to the world about Black culture. My focus is more on girls, and to show different images of our hair styles, fashion, our different bodies shapes, and to celebrate our diversity. We have many things that the world haven’t seen or know about us (black people), and I can’t blame them, because most people nowadays are informed on television or the internet, and we all know how much there is about our stories there. What I’m looking for is to show how black (African, African american, Caribbean,…) is beautiful.” Explore below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor


(Pictured L-R: Alicia Warner and Husna Namirembe)