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Chicago photographer Daniel Stewart, along with creative director Imani Love, have created a new photo series depicting the American obsession with the features of black women.

The series, called Erosion, is meant to show the cognitive dissonance present in our current beauty standards, where full lips, rounded hips, big butts and kinky hair are seen as beautiful on everyone except the African-American women for whom these traits are natural.

“Black women are so often shamed and penalized for the same physical attributes that are then praised, and made trendy for white women. This project is meant to capture the black woman’s experience as a hypersexualized being, who’s [sic] body is constantly appropriated in white society,” Stewart’s website states.

Check out some of the stunning images below.

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