“Heirs embraces the idea that our children are descendants of fierce kings and warrior queens, heirs to great wealth, scholarship, and ingenuity.”—Kahran and Regis Bethencourt
Heirs is the calendar from husband-and-wife photographers Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the team behind Atlanta’s CreativeSoul Photography and authors of the bestselling 2020 book GLORY: Magical Visions of Black Beauty. And while last season, the photographers hearkened to the powerful history of the African diaspora, now they turn to its radiant future—through the lens of Afrofuturism, a philosophy and cultural and artistic aesthetic that dares to envision future worlds molded by and for Black experiences. But this isn’t mere science fiction: The subjects of these portraits are young, Black changemakers and activists already making a difference in their communities in fields as diverse as technology, education, sports, agriculture, and business. The images, accompanied by inspiring quotes, reflect the photographers’ passion for truly inventive visual storytelling and their belief in children as heirs to the worlds of their ancestors.
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