brazilian photographer captures street style at rio de janeiro’s inaugural ‘black fair’ art & culture festival

December 7, 2016

Economic power is one of the primary ways in which Black people the world over are disenfranchised. Wealth is severely lacking in the Black community both domestically and abroad, but in Brazil especially, afrobrasileiros are consistently the poorest. But things are changing and the proof is The Black Fair, the first iteration of a new Black cultural and afro-entrepreneurial event being held in Rio de Janeiro. Hundreds of Black entrepreneurs, artists, and festival goers poured into Piazza Maua and the Museum of Art of Rio to network, engage, and enjoy the festivities. As with all Black events, the style was abundant and the fly was mile high, so Aleff Bernardes took it upon himself to capture all that magic with his lens. View photos from day below.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

Photography by and courtesy of Aleff Bernandes