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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

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I’m learning a lot about my hair, I’m not the best at taking care of my hair, and I’m learning that natural oils are very good for it. I use a mix that I actually got on the set of Star Wars, I can’t remember all the goodness in it but it’s keeping my hair really healthy. I call it the “Boyega” mix - Lupita Nyong’o for Essence

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