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pgp408: in that window down the hall

pgp408: in that window down the hall

We took a moment. In the midst of working on images for a forthcoming feature and the promo images for our AfroSocial event in Atlanta, I had the fortune to see earthSista Phoenyx stand by the window in the studio down the hall in between sets… and I was inspired. Lightly draped in gold leaf pain, lovingly applied by the artist Ashaunti, her beautiful figure was delicately accentuated in silhouett...

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Raine’s Nature Part 2: The Lake

Raine’s Nature Part 2: The Lake

Last Sunday we returned to the lake. It was our annual Fall Nature Stroll where the earthSistas and earthBrothas host a group of photographers and cultivators on an excursion through nature. The Cultivators are the purveyors of the “culture that cultivates an Afrosensual Aesthetic.” It was such an inspired morning that it led to reflections of moments on another Nature Stroll… Zeus DaShaman is Cul...

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pgp399: Chantrelle Lenoir… an interlude with an artist in her space

pgp399: Chantrelle Lenoir… an interlude with an artist in her space

“I have been painting for a little over a year now. I didn’t go to an art school or have any formal skill trainings. I have always sketched, but never because I wanted to, only because I knew how. The moment I picked up a paint brush I felt so liberated. I was able to say everything I had always wanted to, but kept bottled up for so long. I decided that this is what I wanted to do for ...

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pgp395: Deel Ojulu by Thom Kerr for Laud Magazine

pgp395: Deel Ojulu by Thom Kerr for Laud Magazine

Deel Ojulu is a Sudanese beauty who caught the eye of the editors and publishers of Laud Magazine, a luxury quarterly publication based in Australia. They were so impressed by her “unique and powerful look” that they flew her in from her hometown of Perth for a fashion feature in their second issue. These images, which were captured by Australian photographer, Thom Kerr, are from a ser...

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Nambi blue… an Apache Interlude

Nambi blue… an Apache Interlude

Pangea’s recent experiences at the Apache Cafe have been fortuitous. And as we prepare for this evening’s events I decided to revisit the Garden’s first night at the Bohemian Circus. It was chaotic. All of the plans for the night went out the window. And it was sensual. It was beautiful. These are a handful of the images we did not share of that night and although they are a part...

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F&GN: Model spotlight, Akuol Garang de Mabior

F&GN: Model spotlight, Akuol Garang de Mabior

Akuol Garang de Mabior first came to notice in the Garden when we featured images of her captured by photographer Alexa Singer in the Nambian dessert. The Sudanese beauty who was born in Cuba and raised in Kenya, daughter of the late John Garang de Mabior; leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army and the first Vice President of Sudan. While her ‘mother agency’ is Ice Model Ma...

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pgp306: Nambian HOT

pgp306: Nambian HOT

Alexa Singer is a fashion & lifestyle photographer who was inspired by Sudanese model Akuol De Mabior and what is, arguably, the oldest desert in the world. The Namib Desert  has been in existence for 43 million years, remaining unchanged in its present form for the last 2 million years. Its extraordinary heat, immense vastness and expansive beauty form the backdrop of these images of grandeur...

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Warning: If your butt isn’t big, you may not be Black

Warning: If your butt isn’t big, you may not be Black

By Shannon T. Boodram of Sway Magazine Until recently, wide hips, thick lips and solid derrieres, common among many Black women, were passed over and deemed unworthy of even an honourable mention in the working definition of beauty. But this year, Allure magazine announced there has been a milestone victory in the uphill battle versus beauty standards: no longer does mainstream media call for its ...

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pgp266: An Urban Queen in Chicago Color

pgp266: An Urban Queen in Chicago Color

Collective inspiration… the sum is far greater than the individual contributions. “I am not going to say much here; the creators of this collection have their own statements. I will say that these images are the culmination of Chi-town artists inspired by an earthSista as their muse. The collective experience is, at times, humorous and tense and always real as they all come together to...

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pgp224: 2Pistol at the Factory Lofts

pgp224: 2Pistol at the Factory Lofts

I have my favorite places to shoot. In fact I like them so much that sometimes I have to to tell myself not to shoot there. But I use these locales regular because there I haven’t gotten all of the images I want to create there yet; the nooks and crannies I’ve yet to explore. 2Pistol was open to a little exploration so we took a quick stroll to one of those favorite joints of mine and ...

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