brazilian photographer captures the essence of black female strength and poise in new photo series

October 27, 2016
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Brazil is brimming with fresh-faced and innovative creatives making their mark with digital spaces. Photographer Leandro Lima is hoping to empower and uplift Black women by using icons to inspire and inform the work. Taking a nod from jazz greats like Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald as well as the strength, grace, and power of the feminine orishas, this powerful series is overflowing with Black girl magic! View the photos below!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

Makeup: @danielaheluy
Model: @kellenlopesramalho
Photography: @leandro.foto