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100 faces

Tired of using social media as a pick me up in the middle of a rough day? Why not set your sights on something more uplifting, like the expansive beauty of Black women?

That’s exactly what Jerry Taliaferro captured in a new digital offering on Amazon, 100 Faces; Images From The WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE PROJECT. As described on the online retailer:

100 FACES is a compilation of images from the Women Of A New Tribe Project and is based upon the popular and acclaimed traveling exhibition of the same name. It is a photographic study of the women of color that inhabit the day-to-day lives of most Americans. FACES features 100 incredible images from a collection of thousands made as the project has traveled around the United States continuously since 2002. The book’s unique photographic treatment of a largely marginalized group of women reveals the many faceted (sic) beauty of women of color.

In the introduction of the book, Taliaferro explains how The Women of a New Tribe Project began as a photographic study of the spiritual and physical beauty of Black women as “an attempt to see in a new light and a new way” those he deemed “the invisible and the unsung.” These are the artists, teachers, writers, volunteers, and business owners whose contributions to enhancing the lives of those around them by the very work they do often goes unacknowledged.

When viewers look at these 100 Faces, they will see their mothers, sisters, aunts, and other women just like themselves who rarely get the chance to have their beauty captured for the masses, but should. Check out a preview of the photo essay, which is available on Amazon Kindle now, in the video below.

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