At a time when the President of the United States refers to places like Africa, Haiti, and El Salvador” and companies like H&M are forced to shut down stores in South Africa  amid protest over an advertisement on their British website of a boy of African descent modeling a sweatshirt with the words, “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle.”   In Stark contrast, photographer Adrienne Waheed beautifully captures the majestic nature African people during the Afropunk Festival in Joburg, Constitution Hill, South Africa.

About Adrienne Waheed
Adrienne Waheed is a freelance photographer, a graduate of Howard University and former Photo Editor at Essence, JCK, and Vibe magazines.

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Also, see more photographs from Waheed at Essence.com