One of the world’s most renowned and outspoken fashion photographers, Mario Epanya stirred an ongoing global dialogue in 2010 when he proposed the launch of Vogue Africa. GLAMAZONIA gives artistic expression to this continuing discussion, and more importantly, a vehicle to help shift our perception of the physical ideal.  The exhibition features images of black women with African inspired hairstyles, garments, and accessories, and offers testament to African beauty. Epanya’s photographic images underscore his African ancestry and capture the aesthetics of African ceremonial and special occasion dress.  This exhibition also features African-inspired sculptural work by Vanessa German and Thaddeus Mosley, and garments by FashionAFRICANA.

The exhibition runs through April 30, 2013, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Pittsburgh.

2012 FashionAFRICANA: Photograph © Mario Epanya, GLAMAZONIA