pangeasgarden:

“From Harlem, New York to Togo, West Africa, the portraits in this book were created in celebration of the black female, represented by women who are amongst the Venuses of the world. Wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, girlfriends, rebels — they are exposed yet wrapped in the memories of their past, the histories of their ancestry…” - Maxim Vakhovskiy
Black Venus, Vol. 1 – an artist’s statement

pangeasgarden:

“From Harlem, New York to Togo, West Africa, the portraits in this book were created in celebration of the black female, represented by women who are amongst the Venuses of the world. Wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, girlfriends, rebels — they are exposed yet wrapped in the memories of their past, the histories of their ancestry…”
- Maxim Vakhovskiy

Black Venus, Vol. 1 – an artist’s statement