feature: salvador-based photographer helen mozão champions fat empowerment in ‘gorda flor’ editorial

April 25, 2016

‘GORDA FLOR’ is a body positive, fat empowerment editorial series by Salvador-based photographer Helen Mozão. You’ve probably seen her kick-ass photography here or on our social media platforms, she’s awesome. Like many of her other series’, this one is all about promoting an under-represented image of black beauty. ’GORDA FLOR’ was shot on location in the beautiful Santo Antonio neighborhood of Salvador, known by locals for its beautiful scenery. Check out Mozão’s gorgeous collaborators down below.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Models: Dandara França, Lailane Dórea, Lourani Maria,
Najara Dos Santos Souza, Tania Neres.
Assistant: Cayque Santana
MUA: Larissa Montenegro


*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