We are so happy to partner with Family Action Network as they present a webinar with dynamite husband and wife duo Regis and Kahran Bethencourt, discussing their new book, GLORY, a photography book that shatters the conventional standards of beauty for Black children. This online event is free and open to the public. Register HERE.
Following the Bethencourt’s talk, they will be interviewed by WBEZ reporter and author Natalie Moore.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and their YouTube channel.
AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of the Bethencourt's book GLORY from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by the Bethencourts and Moore that will start immediately after the webinar. NOTE: The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS will appear in red font at the top of your email receipt. Please look for it!
About the Book: GLORY, featuring a foreword by Amanda Seales, contains stunning images of natural hair and gorgeous, inventive visual storytelling. GLORY puts Black beauty front and center, with more than 100 breathtaking photographs of Black children, and a collection of powerful essays. At its heart, it is a recognition and celebration of the versatility and innate beauty of black hair, and black beauty. This gorgeous coffee-table book pays homage to the story of our royal past, celebrates the glory of the here and now, and even dares to forecast the future. GLORY brings to life visions of black culture and showcases the power and beauty of recognizing and celebrating oneself. Beauty as an expression of who you are is power. When we define our own standards of beauty, we take back that power. GLORY encourages children around the world to feel that power and harness it.
"But hardly any photo collection compares to the magic that is Glory. A must for our home. A must for Black children, for all children." --Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestseller and National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be An Antiracist
"GLORY is Blackness in all its grace and beauty by way of the next generation. [...] Black is beautiful. [...] To be young, gifted and Black is where it's at. " -- Chicago Tribune
About the Authors: Husband-and-wife duo Regis and Kahran Bethencourt are the imaginative forces behind CreativeSoul Photography. With more than ten years of working with hundreds of children, families and brands, they specialize in child and lifestyle photography while incorporating authentic visual storytelling. As artists, CreativeSoul Photography is committed to helping kids and brands create fascinating imagery by operating as a one-stop shop offering expert creative direction, vision, planning, strategy, and execution. They've worked with brands small and large around the globe such as Disney, Just for Me, CurlyKids Haircare, CamilleRose Haircare and more.
About the Interlocutor: Natalie Moore’s work has been broadcast on the BBC, Marketplace and NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Natalie is the author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, winner of the 2016 Chicago Review of Books award for nonfiction and a Buzzfeed best nonfiction book of 2016. She is also co-author of The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang and Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation. Natalie writes a monthly column for the Chicago Sun-Times. Her work has been published in Essence, Ebony, the Chicago Reporter, Bitch, In These Times, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Guardian. She is the 2017 recipient of Chicago Library Foundation’s 21st Century Award.
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From Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the dynamite husband and wife duo behind CreativeSoul Photography, comes GLORY, a photography book that shatters the conventional standards of beauty for Black children.
Featuring a foreword by Amanda Seales