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Motswana Model Celebrates "Beauty Of Being A Young Black Woman" In Monthlong Photo Series

Motswana model Amy Amantle directs and stars in a 3-part photo series to celebrate "the beauty of being a young black woman."

Image: "Post6. End of Week3" from Amy Amantle's independent Spring photo campaign. Photography by Lorraine Kinnear.


Motswana creative Amy Amantle is back with another stunning photograph series, this time playing with themes of darkness, color and gold. The model not only starred in all three shoots, but she also directed them.

"This came about because of lack of fashion and lifestyle publications which consistently have model editorial features here at home," Amantle told Okayafrica via email.

"The main idea is to do fashion, beauty and lifestyle projects that i would love to see myself doing on print with magazine publications such as Elle Magazine, Glamour, Grazia, New African Woman and the like, but with my very own personal interpretations and a celebration of the beauty of being a young black woman."

Throughout September, Amy collaborated with fellow model Jedidah Maphosa, makeup artist Bokang Seremane and photographers Lorraine Kinnear and Tafnaz to release an image per weekdayalong with a lyrical captionon her Instagram and Tumblr pages.

Keep scrolling to check out more of the photographs featured in Amy's photograph series.

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**Editor's Note: This article previously referred to Amy Amantle as "Botswanan."

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News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

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