Afros In San Juan
Valerie Moreno, a girl and her camera, addressing the lack of of Afro-Puerto Rican/Caribbeans in the media by documenting them in creative and life-stylistic ways. Challenging both European and traditional Latino beauty standards one portrait at a time.
Before I moved to Puerto Rico, I thought all Puerto Rican's looked like JLo. Once I started living here, I was pleasantly surprised to encounter so many beautiful black people rocking their gorgeous Afros and curls. After wondering for three years why no one was documenting all this Afro-Latino beauty, I finally took the leap and just started taking pictures myself. Now, a few months later, here we are! More photography found in Volume 02.