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Afropunk is an artful experience where Black music intermingles with a nonconformist attitude. It’s a come-as-you-are party, where enthusiasts dress their souls that day—whether influenced by Afro-inspired gods or anarchist divas of the past, like the sister with the paper clip headpiece.

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Recently, the visual arts collective teamed with Afropunk to highlight the festival’s bad-ass spirit from a ’s point-of-view. Each lenswoman, featured below, captured the captivating, bold choices, striking beauty and authentic love permeating the festival’s enthusiasts and performers, in their own sensual way.

Photographer: Megan Sumpton

Cosplayer Kiara Please readies herself for Rico Nasty’s Afropunk Festival set. Image: Megan Sumpton
Olu of Earthgang takes in the Afropunk Festival crowd. Image: Megan Sumpton
Afropunk festival goer in a headpiece made of paperclips. Image: Megan Sumpton
Model Ebonee Davis poses for a quick pic backstage. Image: Megan Sumpton

Photographer: Marilyne Mwangi

Performer Smino at Afropunk. Image: Marilyne Mwangi
Performer Tkay in red and black at Afropunk. Image: Marilyne Mwangi
Tems performing at Afropunk. Image: Marilyne Mwangi

Photographer: Chelcea Stowers

Hair as sculptural art. Image: Chelcea Stowers
Chiseled in the form of the African gods. Image: Chelcea Stowers
Like the African princess that she is. Image: Chelcea Stowers
Beaded Black empress. Image: Chelcea Stowers.
Loads of straps and plummage are the perfect pairing for this flight of fancy. Image: Chelcea Stowers

Photographer: Chynna Keys

The gap-toothed singer Amini backstage at Afropunk Atlanta. Image: ©2021 Chynna Keys

Photographer: Essence Ransome-Ambersley

“Atlanta Brejahnia” ©2021 Essence Ransome-Ambersley
A trio of Black female deities in all of their various incarnations. Image: ©2021 Essence Ransome-Ambersley

Photographer: Zyaire Brownlee

CeeLo Green, David Banner and T.I. at Afropunk Atlanta 2021. Image:@spamnokiari
Attention seekers abounded with their trademark flamboyant accents. Image: Zyaire Brownlee

Photographer: Vivica Satterwhite

A colorful display of love. Image: Vivica Satterwhite
Welcome to the Winx club. Image: Vivica Satterwhite
This trio has us green with envy. Image: Vivica Satterwhite

Photographer: Kai Tsehay

Bliss in its purest form. Image: Kai Tsehay
Peace and love. Image: Kai Tsehay
Giggles amongst best friends. Image: Kai Tsehay


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