These Images of Afro-Brazilian Black Women Will Take Your Breath Away

As the world watches Rio now that the Olympics have begun, we'd be remiss not to take in the beauty of our people in the country: Afro-Brazillians. We've rounded up images captured by photographers Helen Mozao and Yohanna Reis that show the style and soul of being Black in Brazil. Take a look! 

1 of 19 Helen Mozao

Helen Mozao's work celebrates the natural beauty and strength of women, regardless of their shape or size. These gorgeous women were photographed in the colorful neighborhood of Santo Antonio, in Salvador, Brazil as part of Mozao's editorial concept entitled 'Gorda Flor', meaning large flower.

2 of 19 Helen Mozao

Helen Mozao's work celebrates the natural beauty and strength of women, regardless of their shape or size. These gorgeous women were photographed in the colorful neighborhood of Santo Antonio, in Salvador, Brazil as part of Mozao's editorial concept entitled 'Gorda Flor', meaning large flower.

3 of 19 Helen Mozao

Helen Mozao's work celebrates the natural beauty and strength of women, regardless of their shape or size. These gorgeous women were photographed in the colorful neighborhood of Santo Antonio, in Salvador, Brazil as part of Mozao's editorial concept entitled 'Gorda Flor', meaning large flower.

4 of 19 Helen Mozao

Helen Mozao's work celebrates the natural beauty and strength of women, regardless of their shape or size. These gorgeous women were photographed in the colorful neighborhood of Santo Antonio, in Salvador, Brazil as part of Mozao's editorial concept entitled 'Gorda Flor', meaning large flower.

5 of 19 Helen Mozao

Helen Mozao's work celebrates the natural beauty and strength of women, regardless of their shape or size. These gorgeous women were photographed in the colorful neighborhood of Santo Antonio, in Salvador, Brazil as part of Mozao's editorial concept entitled 'Gorda Flor' meaning large flower.

6 of 19 Helen Mozao

Helen Mozao's work celebrates the natural beauty, strength and power of women, regardless of their shape or size. These gorgeous women were photographed in the colorful neighborhood of Santo Antonio, in Salvador, Brazil as part of Mozao's editorial concept entitled 'Gorda Flor' meaning large flower.

7 of 19 Helen Mozao

Helen Mozao's work celebrates the natural beauty, strength and power of women, regardless of their shape or size. These gorgeous women were photographed as part of Mozao's editorial concept entitled 'Preta' meaning black.

8 of 19 Helen Mozao

Helen Mozao's work celebrates the natural beauty, strength and power of women, regardless of their shape or size. These gorgeous women were photographed as part of Mozao's editorial concept entitled 'Preta' meaning black.

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Helen Mozao's work celebrates the natural beauty and strength of women, regardless of their shape or size. These gorgeous women were photographed as part of Mozao's editorial concept entitled 'Flowers'

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Helen Mozao's work celebrates the natural beauty, strength and power of women, regardless of their shape or size. These gorgeous women were photographed as part of Mozao's editorial concept entitled 'Cor de preta' meaning the color black

11 of 19 Black in Brazil

Creator of 'Black in Brazil' Yohanna Reis developed the magazine concept to include more stories that celebrate the diverse African culture of Brazil.

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Creator of 'Black in Brazil' Yohanna Reis developed the magazine concept to include more stories that celebrate the diverse African culture of Brazil.

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Creator of 'Black in Brazil' Yohanna Reis developed the magazine concept to include more stories that celebrate the diverse African culture of Brazil.

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Creator of 'Black in Brazil' Yohanna Reis developed the magazine concept to include more stories that celebrate the diverse African culture of Brazil.

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Creator of 'Black in Brazil' Yohanna Reis developed the magazine concept to include more stories that celebrate the diverse African culture of Brazil.

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Creator of 'Black in Brazil' Yohanna Reis developed the magazine concept to include more stories that celebrate the diverse African culture of Brazil.

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Creator of 'Black in Brazil' Yohanna Reis developed the magazine concept to include more stories that celebrate the diverse African culture of Brazil.

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Creator of 'Black in Brazil' Yohanna Reis developed the magazine concept to include more stories that celebrate the diverse African culture of Brazil.

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Creator of 'Black in Brazil' Yohanna Reis developed the magazine concept to include more stories that celebrate the diverse African culture of Brazil.

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