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Kadir Nelson “Say Their Names” Cover for New Yorker Magazine

If you’re still unaware of the work of talented artist Kadir Nelson, you won’t be for long. For years now, the Los Angeles artist has impressed with his paintings, illustrations, magazine covers and many beautifully illustrated, award-winning children’s books. Now take a look at his powerful newest piece, Say Their Names, created for the cover of the June 22, 2020 issue of The New Yorker Magazine. (more…)

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Tawny Chatmon Shifts The Paradigm Surrounding Black Beauty with Painted Photographs

The Redemption series by artist and photographer Tawny Chatmon is an ongoing collection of lavishly decorated photographs that celebrate the often negatively portrayed hair and style akin to black culture. By combining her stunning portraits of black women and men with the ornate golds and decorative elements inspired by the paintings of Gustav Klimt, she draws attention to the existing and ridiculous paradigm that infers black hairstyles and accessories are “unacceptable” or discriminated against in schools worldwide. (more…)

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