Art is a powerful medium and a great form of communication.  There are approximately 6,500 spoken languages in the world today however, art speaks to us all on the same level and we take our own understanding from what is exhibited to us. The art form of editorials can serve so many different purposes, from entertaining to informing. But there is no better way to create an editorial than with the aim to inspire, make a change and leave a powerful message to everyone involved – especially the audience.

Thus came my latest project, inspired by the Black Panther Party, founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, in Oakland, California. With the ongoing issues of racism in today’s society, it was even more important to bring modernised and fresh Panthers to St Paul’s Cathedral, London. The models represent all Black Beauty, inspired by the likes of Angela Davis and Kathleen Cleaver.

Stylist & Creative Director: Jo Joyce, @jojoycex
Photographer: The Naturalist, @le_naturalist
Assistant Stylist: Jasmine Martin-Lord, @jas_ml
Models: Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy, Edna Konadu, Kyle Xavier, Priska Clark, Paris Sterling-Hendricks, Dara Phillips, Trey Fogarty, Latasha Uzoziri, Cheyanna Ntangu, Nia Morris, Ayomide Olukoya, Naomi Botella, W. K. S. Stapleton, Oxy Ash, Jamal Idris, Indiyah Polack, Tim Adeyeloja, Melissa Walters, Crystal Marcelle

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