It’s hard to mention street style photographers at the top of their game without Hannan Saleh’s name being at the forefront of the conversation.
Saleh hit the scene as a street style photographer in 2010 and played a huge part in what would become the foundation of Essence.com’s street style coverage. Since then, she’s built an impressive collection of images capturing some of the most stylish women of color there are.
June Ambrose from New York City.
It only makes sense that the photographer is taking her collection of the most though-provoking, dynamic expressions of style and creating a coffee table book perfect for anyone who is a true lover of fashion.
The book titled, Street Culture, is a nod to people who live “a lifestyle of authenticity.”
Name: Candace Marie
“I thrifted this camo jacket at Beacon’s Closet. Oversized pieces are always good for winter fashion week.”
In an industry that is often called out for a lack of inclusiveness, Saleh has made it her mission to capture the expressive, dynamic women of color in fashion and how their style speaks to who they really are.
Solange attends New York Fashion Week Spring 2016.
The project is still in the production stage and a 30-day Kickstarter for the book is set to run until November 20, 2016.
Fans of Saleh’s work can back the project and receive products ranging from a pre-ordered copy of the book to a styled editorial fashion shoot by the photographer herself and stylist Quanasia Graham.
Check out the video highlighting the project below and get your copy here.