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Empowering Beauty in AfroArt

Kahran & Regis Bethencourt, Kenna Klosterman

Empowering Beauty in AfroArt

Kahran & Regis Bethencourt, Kenna Klosterman

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Our weekly audio podcast We Are Photographers brings you true stories from behind the lens and behind the lives of your favorite photographers, filmmakers, and creative industry game-changers. From their struggles to their wins, host Kenna Klosterman discovers the real human stories about why they do what they do.

Listen to this and other audio episodes on our audio Podcast page.


The AfroArt series is a recognition and celebration of the versatility of black hair and its innate beauty. 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. This viral series has gained worldwide attention and has been featured on BBC News, CNN, CBS News, Teen Vogue, Glamour Brasil, and more.


World-renowned child photographers, Regis and Kahran Bethencourt are a husband and wife duo and the imaginative forces behind CreativeSoul Photography. The pair gained global recognition last year with their AfroArt series. The collection, which showcases the beauty and versatility of afro hair, was conceived as a way to empower kids of color around the world.

The images went viral after celebrities like Will Smith, Jada Pinkett, Taraji P. Henson, Alicia Keys, Common, and more praised the collection on social media. Now the couple has continued their AfroArt series in print with their new coffee table book Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty which recently became an instant New York Times Best Seller.

Their holistic approach to capturing one-of-a-kind moments has allowed their work to be featured on BBC News, CNN, CBS National News, Teen Vogue, Glamour Brazil, BET and more.

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