FACE FORWARD - Meet the Photographer Advocation for Black Beauty in the Fashion Industry: Glenford Nuñez

“You photograph what you see around and the things you care about,” Nuñez says. “My mom is a Black woman. My sister is a Black woman. These are the people I love, so I want them to be depicted in the best possible light.” He is on a mission to capture at least 100 aspiring Black models to affirm that our beauty — inside an out — is worthy of praise.

featured models: Ra’Chael Baker, Kennedy McDaniel, Sinmidele Badero,Tene’A Cummings, Ariana Gulford, Emoni Baraka, Tayquana Demery

text: Juliee Wilson - Essence July 2017


Hanne Gaby Odiele in (in order) Maiko Takeda, Iris van Herpen, Lucie Vincini, Irene Bussemaker, Iris van Herpen, Maison Martin Margiela, Dior Haute Couture, Maiko Takeda and Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture

Photographed by Pierre Debusschere for A Magazine curated by Iris van Herpen.