This Painted Photo Series Featuring A Gorgeous Breast Cancer Survivor Will Blow You Away

Joslyn Winkfield Oct, 18, 2016

Makeup artist and art director Moshoodat Sanni decided to stop waiting for more positive images of women of color and start creating them herself. “I created this project because I’ve always wanted women of color to see the light and the magic we carry! I want women of color to be looked at on a high pedestal.” So, she teamed up with rock star photographer Joey Rosado of Island Boi Photography (seriously, his work is out of this world) to do just that. Clearly the two were a match made in heaven, highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a beauMakeup artist and art director Moshoodat Sanni decided to stop waiting for more positive images of women of color and start creating them herself.

“I created this project because I’ve always wanted women of color to see the light and the magic we carry! I want women of color to be looked at on a high pedestal.” So, she teamed up with rock star photographer Joey Rosado of Island Boi Photography (seriously, his work is out of this world) to do just that. Clearly the two were a match made in heaven, highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a beautiful warrior named Erica Hart, along with a selection of gorgeous black models. As the daughter of a two-time cancer survivor, working with Hart was a positive experience for Sanni. “We just want to keep creating images that that will allow people to take pride in who they are. We want put this in a museum. We want travel the world painting it beautiful and capturing the essence of Black Girl Magic.

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"Ubuntu: I am what I am because of who we all are." Model: Ericka Hart

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"Ubuntu: I am what I am because of who we all are." Model: Ericka Hart

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"Ubuntu: I am what I am because of who we all are." Model: Ericka Hart

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"Don't touch my hair." Model: Danielle Desiree

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"Reach for the higher ground, every day, in every decision. Big and small, your choices add up to the life you live. Be someone who encourages and uplifts. Share your story. Trust in what you feel. Follow your heart. Live the dream in you. Then you inspire someone else to live on their higher ground." Model: Mariah Mckenzie

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"Just because we're magic, does not mean we're not real." ~Jesse Williams. Model: Destiny Owusu

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"Life is art paint your dreams." Model: Khoudia Diop

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"Just because we're magic, does not mean we're not real." ~Jesse Williams. Model: Folasade Adeoso

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"You create beauty with your attitude, your behavior, your actions. It's all up to you. If it's not out there and you want it - create it." Model: Tshepiso Ralehlathe

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"Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient and the best things come to those who don't give up. Either you will find a way or you will make one. Your dream doesn't have an expiration date." Model: Moshoodat Sanni