Child Portrait Book Spotlights Black Beauty

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Black hair, Black culture, and Black beauty are celebrated in the 130 child portraits that make up Kahran and Regis Bethencourt’s new book, “Glory” (St. Martin’s Press), set to release in October.

The duo who run CreativeSoul Photography in Atlanta, Georgia, first garnered widespread praise for their “AfroArt” photo series, a collection of child fashion portraits that showcased the beauty of natural Black hairstyles. The portraits in “Glory” are paired with essays about the subjects, who were photographed throughout the world.

“To be young and Black in this world can be a dangerous burden ... but in the work of the ‘AfroArt’ series, we see the embodiment of self love,” writes Amanda Seales in the book’s foreword.

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Amanda Arnold is associate editor of Professional Photographer.