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"Black Girl Magic"

Artist celebrates “Mother Nature” in portraits of women rocking natural hair

By WITW Staff on April 29, 2016

In a series called “Black Girl Magic,” Pierre Jean-Louis has recreated breathtaking images of nature and the night sky in black women’s afros. “I started creating these beautiful pictures last year around September when I started following some amazing accounts on Instagram [which have] nothing but beautiful black queens rocking their natural hair,” Jean-Louis told The Huffington Post’s Taryn Finley. Using portraits from these Instagram “queens,” he edits natural images into their hair. “I want the whole world to know that Mother Nature is actually black and we wouldn’t be here without her,” said Jean-Louis. “I want every young black queen to remember that.”

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Read the full story at The Huffington Post.