From Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the dynamite husband and wife duo behind CreativeSoul Photography, comes GLORY, a photography book that shatters the conventional standards of beauty for Black children. With stunning images of natural hair and gorgeous, inventive visual storytelling, GLORY puts Black beauty front and center with more than 100 breathtaking photographs and a collection of powerful essays about the children. At its heart, it is a recognition and celebration of the versatility and innate beauty of black hair and black beauty.
GLORY brings to life past, present, and future visions of black culture and showcases the power and beauty of recognizing and celebrating oneself. Beauty as an expression of who you are is power. When we define our own standards of beauty, we take back that power. GLORY encourages children around the world to feel that power and harness it.
Praise for GLORY and CreativeSoul Photography:
“…hardly any photo collection compares to the magic that is GLORY. A must for our home. A must for Black children, for all children.” —Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestseller and National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be An Antiracist
“Gorgeous photography, but so much more. A truly inspired and inspiring work that speaks eloquently to our inherent beauty and power.” — Brittney Cooper, author of Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower
“Amazing! Loving these Baroque-inspired photography portraits that showcase Black girls and their natural hair.” — Common
“Strength and vulnerability.” — Alicia Keys
“I love when artists touch on these kinds of sensitive social/emotional topics using love and beauty as the elixir.” — Will Smith