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BN Beauty: The ‘Melanina’ Project by Joey Rosado – Celebrating Black Women

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Joey Rosado is a freelance beauty, lifestyle and fashion photographer based in New York. In April 2015, he started a project called “Melanina” which is Spanish for “Melanin“.

This project celebrates the black race, most especially women. When speaking with Joey, here’s what he had to say,

For this project, photograph portraits of black women in their natural beauty. I want them to embrace their true inner natural self, to love the skin they’re in, to feel unapologetic, to find perfection in their imperfections and to uplift and inspire others. Everyone is phenomenal just the way they are and each photograph has a story that some or most people can relate to, inspire from or uplift their spirits. I want to show the world the more positive, beautiful and inspiring way everyone is than what society and the media of today portrays. Everyone is perfect in their own unique way. Each photograph is limitless and there’s plenty more to come. This is an ongoing project and I hope to inspire everyone around the world.

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We’re excited to see more from this project and more of his amazing work!

Credits: Joey Rosado | www.islandboiphotography.com | @islandboiphotography

Eki is the Editor for BellaNaija Style and Lifestyle Editor for BellaNaija.com She has a Vogue Fashion Certificate from Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design and also attended Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and the University of Kent. Eki headed the Design Operations at a top Nigerian womenswear fashion brand before finding love at BellaNaija Style. Eki loves all things creative. Follow her on Instagram @ekiogunbor BellaNaija Style: [email protected] | @bellanaijastyle BellaNaija Beauty: @bellanaijabeauty BellaNaija Living: [email protected] | @bellanaijaliving

3 Comments

  1. Jamila E

    April 4, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Beautiful women.

  2. lornah

    April 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    This idea is just too great! the women are so gorgeous

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  3. Ides of March

    April 4, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Gorgeous!!

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