Disney Collaborates With Black-Owned Photography Studio to Reimagine Its White Princess Characters

Creative Soul Photography

CreativeSoul, an Atlanta-based Black-owned photography business, has been tapped to collaborate with Disney to launch a special edition artist series that features a beautiful collection of reimagined diverse dolls. All of them are inspired by the original Disney princesses.

The CreativeSoul Doll Collection, which is based on the work of CreativeSoul Photography founders Regis and Kahran Bethencourt, completely reimagines what a classic princess could look like through a diverse new lens.

The dolls, which are inspired by four Disney Princesses — Tiana, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Cinderella — have natural hairstyles and dark-colored skin, empowering girls of color that they can be a princess, too. The dolls are adorned with intricate African fabrics and jewelry in bright colors that showcase the vibrant culture.

Aside from that, the collection will also include a series of 5 photographic prints of the models that inspired the dolls, plus one bonus print that features Elsa.

The husband and wife duo behind the collaboration has always pursued initiatives that highlight and celebrate the beauty of diversity uniquely and creatively for more than 13 years.

"Our mission has always been to bring bold inspiring images of people of color to life," Kahran said.

"We are both excited and proud of this project and hope that through the lens of photography, it will help further empower young girls of color and show they can be a princess too," added Regis.

Learn more about CreativeSoul Photography via their official website at CreativeSoulPhoto.com

Also, be sure to follow them on Instagram @CreativeSoulPhoto

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