feature: 20-year-old photographer bria celest celebrates femme strength and beauty with “in pink” portrait series

March 16, 2016

Take a scroll through 20-year-old Alaska-based traveling photographer Bria Celest‘s “In Pink” portrait series. In it, Celest features three black models (Jazz, Anastasia, and Sara) in front of varying shades of pink, subtly celebrating their individual #BlackGirlMagic and the beautiful unity and sense of community black women share. “With this series, I wanted to show beauty in all shades of pink. I think pink is a beautiful color and can often be called feminine, but i find it bold and strong.”

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Models:Jazz, Anastasia, Sara

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