Black Creatives Pay Homage to Black Magazine Covers on Social Media
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Black Creatives Pay Homage to Black Magazine Covers on Social Media

Even in times of civil unrest, Black people still find creative ways to honor our culture.

Last week, in an effort to reimagine the magazine covers of Vogue, Black social media users started a trend — coined as the #VogueChallenge — to recreate said covers with Black models and photographers further showcasing the beauty in Blackness.

According to The Cut, the #VogueChallenge was created in response to Anna Wintour’s published letter last week — obtained by Page Six — that admitted: “Vogue has not found enough ways to elevate and give space to Black editors, writers, photographers, designers and other creators.”

The idea behind the challenge calls for change in the entertainment and fashion industries to ensure more diversity and opportunities for Black people and POC.

The social media trend took off so much that people then pivoted to recreating covers of esteemed Black magazines with the #ESSENCEChallenge, #JetChallenge, #EbonyChallenge, and more to pay homage to publications that have always highlighted and served Black culture.

Scroll through to see some of the best covers recreated on social media below:

#ESSENCEChallenge

#ESSENCEChallenge

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBYvVpKHm9l/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

#ESSENCEChallenge

#ESSENCEChallenge

#ESSENCEChallenge

#ESSENCEChallenge

https://twitter.com/Ohwaawaa/status/1270838141788848131?s=20

#JetChallenge & #VIBEChallenge

#EbonyChallenge

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBbb-bHlGzC/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

#EbonyChallenge

#EbonyChallenge