Portraits: Celebrity Portraits by Michael Rowe at the 12th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Photo Booth

One of the most magical moments during the annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event is capturing portraits of all the amazing attendees. Each year an eye-catching theme is chosen that celebrates the power, beauty and majesty of the women and men in the room.

For the 2019 portraits, beloved photographer Michael Rowe snapped stars like Ava DuVernay, Angela Bassett, Yvonne Orji, Dewanda Wise, Spike Lee, and more! The vibrant and colorful backdrop —  inspired by the artful images of Malik Sidibe was created by artist Makeba “KEEBS” Rainey —  was the perfect pairing against Hollywood’s brightest stars.

Check out all the jaw-dropping photos in the gallery below — and let us know which ones you love the most!

(Source: Essence.com)


Ava Duvernay

Sean “Diddy” Combs

Jenifer Lewis

Kofi Siriboe

Yvonne Orji

Bozoma Saint John

Elaine Welteroth

Dewanda Wise

MoAna Luu

Luvvie Ajayi

June Ambrose

Eva Marcille

Megan Good

Robin Thede

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Iyanla Vanzant

Nafessa Williams

Kiki Layne

Michele Weaver

Tina Knowles Lawson

Spike Lee and Tony’s Lewis

Yaya Dacosta

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