The policing of black and brown bodies is more prevalent than ever, so it’s important that we as a community continue to celebrate them.
The multimedia platform Beyond Classically Beautiful aims to do just that through the use of photography that captures the beauty and complexity of Black female bodies.
Part two of their critically acclaimed “Body Noire” photo series features six black women who are captured on film and interviewed about the journey to love their bodies.
The bodies featured range from plus size to slim, with hair was styled in everything from braids to afros, and stories that discuss self confidence and health.
The black and white photos, officially titled “Body Noire 2: A Celebration of Black Female Bodies,” were also unveiled in Brooklyn, NY gallery presentation, where Beyond Classically Beautiful founder and chief curator Abi Ishola lead a panel focused on Black beauty.
You can still catch the stunning black and white images on the BCB Instagram and keep up with more of the collective’s work here.