Afropunk Atlanta 2016 Photos – The Flyest Attendees on Display

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The first Afropunk festival in Atlanta came and went this weekend. The Carnival of Consciousness was many things at once: a seminar; a marketplace with vendors; a bar; a food truck utopia; a series of concerts; and a mecca for Black people of all shapes, sizes and shades, with varying interests.

As is usual for Afropunk festivals, the fashion, or “politics of style,” as co-founder Matthew Morgan prefers to call it, were out in full force. Here are some of the standouts from the weekend.

photo credit Ricky Riley
photo credit Ricky Riley

This neo-Angela Davis, whose actual name is Brittany Montgomery.

photo creti Ricky Riley
photo creti Ricky Riley

This brightly colored beauty, Gabby D, who has Caribbean flair.

photo credit Ricky Riley
photo credit Ricky Riley

This smiling face belongs to Veronica Riley-Turner, with big hair, a big smile and big shades.

photo credit Ricky Riley
photo credit Ricky Riley

This dynamic duo — Zainab Jaleiba & Sameria Abashe — are as much a work of art as the graffiti around them.

photo credit Ricky Riley
photo credit Ricky Riley

This gent, Isaac T. Cobb, wears a golden blossom crown.

photo credit Ricky Riley
photo credit Ricky Riley

Haley McCalla is black and white and textured all over.

photo credit Ricky Riley
photo credit Ricky Riley

This perfectly painted pair, Jocilyn & Melanie McCoy, take a break from the festivities.

photo credit Ricky Riley
photo credit Ricky Riley

This man wanted to leave his mark on the venue.

photo via Tanasia Kenney
photo via Tanasia Kenney

This vendor, Fanta Celah, gives a henna tattoo.

photo via Ricky Riley
photo via Ricky Riley

The colorful-locced Shiloh Mordle puts the ‘punk’ in Afropunk.

photo via Ricky Riley
photo via Ricky Riley

Erin Rushing and Keesha Lillie of Afrodesiac Worldwide wore their products as the ultimate advertisement.

photo credit Tanasia Kenney
photo credit Tanasia Kenney

JuNe LeJoi is fierce from her hair to her jeans.

photo via Tanasia Kenney
photo via Tanasia Kenney

These friends, Rachel G. and Saraii L., whose excitement is palpable.

photo credit Tanasia Kenney
photo credit Tanasia Kenney

This peculiar panda-headed fellow, Rashad Turner, aka Pande.

photo credit Tanasia Kenney
photo credit Tanasia Kenney

Shane H., whose outfit matches the wall behind her.

photo credit Tanasia Kenney
photo credit Tanasia Kenney

Shnequa Mixon has beautifully mastered the art of perfect simplicity.

photo via Tanasia Kenney
photo via Tanasia Kenney

And last but not least, this dapper attendant, Yani Davis, has pops of red all over.

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