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These Images of Afro-Brazilian Black Women Will Take Your Breath Away | Essence As the world watches Rio now that the Olympics have begun, we'd be remiss not to take in the beauty of our people in the country: Afro-Brazillians. We've rounded up images captured by photographers Helen Mozao and Yohanna Reis that show the style and soul of being Black in Brazil. Take a look!

Preta, Gorda Flor, Black in Brazil, Afro Brazilian, Brazilian, Black Women, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN
Gorda Flor. Helen Mozao’s work celebrates the natural beauty and strength of women, regardless of their shape or size. These gorgeous women were photographed in the colorful neighborhood of Santo Antonio, in Salvador, Brazil as part of Mozao’s editorial concept entitled ‘Gorda Flor’, meaning large flower.

Preta, Gorda Flor, Black in Brazil, Afro Brazilian, Brazilian, Black Women, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Preta, Gorda Flor, Black in Brazil, Afro Brazilian, Brazilian, Black Women, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Preta, Gorda Flor, Black in Brazil, Afro Brazilian, Brazilian, Black Women, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE | WASHINGTON, DC

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (Website).

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