“We Call It A Movement”: Couple Releases Photography Book To Elevate Beauty Standards For Black Kids

Photography is not only about creating an image—in the right hands, it can become a tool for inspiration and especially in this case—empowerment. A husband and wife photography team uses art to redefine the beauty standards for black children and shatter any negative stereotypes of their representation in the media. Atlanta, Georgia-based couple Kahran and Regis Bethencourt are behind CreativeSoul Photography and they’re helping kids to come out of their shells and jump-start their confidence.

More: CreativeSoul Photography h/t: boredpanda

The two artists obsessed with unique and visual storytelling have been in the industry for over 10 years. Recently, they started the AfroArt series to recognize and celebrate the versatile beauty of the African diaspora. Kahran and Regis’ main focus is regular everyday kids and their representation. “The purpose of this series is to illustrate the story of our royal past, celebrate the glory of the here and now, and even dare to forecast the future. With this series, we aim to empower children of color to embrace their natural curls and the skin that they’re in.”

“We definitively feel that we’ve created a movement in terms of creating an empowerment space for black kids around the world and a platform where we can display black excellence on a daily basis. We are enabling a generation of future leaders, scientists, entertainers, and more who will hopefully have a stronger sense of pride and self-love than many of us had growing up,” shared the CreativeSoul Photography duo.

Recently, they’ve released a book with over 100 breathtaking photographs and essays about the children. The images are not only there to be admired—it’s the stories of the kids from various backgrounds in their photos that add an extra dose of empowerment. They’ve had many revelations during the creative process, but what really stood out was how diverse the subjects were in terms of their stories. “There are youth activists, scientists, musicians, and more. We wanted kids to be able to read the book and see themselves represented in some way.”

The couple celebrates everything African culture as they convey it through their photos. They love photographing kids as it gives them unlimited creativity: “The sky is the limit with them and they’re usually down with all of our crazy ideas.” Kahran and Regis also hope that their book will open up conversations within black families, from domestic violence to kids not being accepted because of their skin tone.








Kahran, who is 40, and her husband Regis, 43, started out in the marketing and design world, but fell in love with photography while dating long-distance. They met on an online graphic designer forum. “We would do photo dates to explore new locations and take photos of each other. When we moved to the Atlanta area, Regis decided to go to school for photography and I learned along with him. We started our business together while Regis was still in school,” recalled Kahran.

They admitted that they’re one of those weird couples who love being together 24/7 and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. Kahran and Regis think that their long-distance relationship had a lot to do with it. “We knew that we ultimately wanted to work together, but weren’t sure what it would be. Working together is not always easy, but we always stay professional with our clients, so it’s hard to stay mad at each other during a shoot.”

While they both work hard, Regis is usually the one who has a shut-off button and needs some time away from the photo world, and Kahran, on the other hand, dreams about ideas in her sleep.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/we-call-it-a-movement-couple-releases-photography-book-to-elevate-beauty-standards-for-black-kids/

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少年が線路に転落!命がけで救い出した鉄道職員(インド)

線路に転落した少年を命がけで救い出した鉄道職員

credit:Ministry of Railways

 今月、インド、ムンバイにあるインド鉄道のバンガニの駅で、プラットフォームから少年が転落するという事故があった。

 まさに今、列車が駅を通過しようとしている。その時に全力で線路の上を走ってきたのは鉄道職員男性である。

 男性は危機一髪で少年を助け出し、自らもホームへとあがり救助に成功した。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301350.html

【動画】 万引きGメンが元勤務店(ドンキ)でバッグを万引き ⇒ その手口に驚きの声

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大阪市のミナミで以前「万引きGメン」として勤務していた店で高級ブランドのバッグ5点を万引きしたなどとして、41歳の男が逮捕・起訴されました。
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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10382274.html

スイスで白いパンツを何千枚も土に埋める実験が行われている件。いったい何目的なのか?

スイスで白いパンツを土に埋めるプロジェクトが実施中

image credit: youtube

 今スイスにいくと、何千枚もの白いパンツが土壌に埋まっている状態となっている。ここほれワンワンしちゃったら発見できちゃうかもしれない。

 いったいスイスで何が起きているというのか?

 実はこれれっきとした科学実験なのである。現在、スイスの科学者らが取り組んでいるのは『Proof By Underpants』というプロジェクトで、日本語に直訳すると「パンツによる証明」となる。

 白い綿のパンツを土に埋め込むことで、その土壌の健康状態を測定しているというのだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301331.html

【画像】 本田姉妹に何かあった模様・・ 紗来の投稿にファン騒然

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何があったのか。
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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10382252.html

【動画】 1500万円のベントレーがシュークリーム投げられ傷の被害 ← これは路駐が原因なのではと批判の声

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これは、京都市で4月18日に撮影された、防犯カメラの映像。

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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10382237.html

【私】が、たくさん存在する?

4月21日もおもしろ宇宙ニュース!

「宇宙は複数ある」は本当か UCバークレーの野村教授に聞く


続きをみる

SOURCE: https://note.com/team_building/n/n3770034ded21

【画像】 ポケモンセンター日本橋に早朝から転売ヤーら大行列 ⇒ 最後尾から整理券を配る神対応で全員死亡

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日本橋ポケセン。
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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10382226.html

子猫、タイヤのホイールに頭がはまって抜けなくなり消防隊が出動。試行錯誤の末救出成功!

子猫、タイヤのホイールにはさまる


 動物たちが様々な場所に頭を突っ込み、結果抜けなくなるという事案は結構多い。今回、はまってしまってさあ大変となっていたのは子猫だ。

 この子猫、廃タイヤのホイールの穴に頭を入れたまではよかったが、そのまま抜けなくなってしまい、地元消防署の救急隊員たちが救助にかけつけた。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301247.html

【動画】 コンビニ駐車場で家族4人遺体事件、父親は元DEEP王者の帯谷信弘さんとの情報

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神奈川・横浜市のコンビニの駐車場で、車の中から遺体で発見された4人は、捜索依頼が出ていた家族と判明した。
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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10382201.html

【動画】 「しんどい…」 ボロボロの宮迫が初めて〝古巣〟に動画で反撃の深刻度

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お笑いコンビ「雨上がり決死隊」の宮迫博之(51)が初めて〝古巣〟に反撃した。
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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10382196.html