Yesterday we featured photographer and visual artist Joey Rosado’s headwraps photo series, today we turn the spotlight on his Melanina Project, dedicated to an unabashed celebration of black skin. According to a statement on Rosado’s Instagram account, he started the Melanina Project to inspire black women and men to embrace themselves.
Here are 19 stunning photos from the Melanina Project. To see more check out @islandboiphotography. We’ve also included the Instagram accounts of the featured models. Be sure to check them out too!
Model: Deanne Roye https://instagram.com/deanneroye/
Model: Berlange Presilus https://instagram.com/bellenge/
Model: Kristia Tolode https://instagram.com/kristiatolode/
Model: Britt Bradley
Model: Maria Soler DuBreuil https://instagram.com/modelmaria/
Model: Mildred Bean https://instagram.com/naturalsilversista/
Models: Coco and Breezy https://instagram.com/cocoandbreezy/
Model: Destiny Yaowusu https://instagram.com/ohwawa/
Model: Yanii Gough https://instagram.com/yaniicharms_/
Model: Queen Taelor https://instagram.com/queen_taelor/
Model: Maat Petrova https://instagram.com/therefinementgroup/
Models: Delcia and Alia https://instagram.com/djandaj/
Model: Rachael Joy https://instagram.com/msrjwilliams/
Model: Wardrobe Breakdown https://instagram.com/wardrobebreakdown/
Models: Folasade and Sasha https://instagram.com/lovefola/
Model: B. Hunter https://instagram.com/b_hunter_/
What do you think of the Melanina Project?