Plenty of films have taken a stab at bringing Bible stories to life, from “The Ten Commandments” and “Jesus Christ: Superstar” to this year’s “Son of God” and “Noah.” But despite those movies’ different genres and tones, these films all tend to share one similarity: They have white casts, even though the Bible’s characters would have been from parts of Africa or the Middle East. Photographer James C. Lewis of Noire3000 | N3K Photo Studios has decided to rectify by presenting these iconic figures in a new light.
Lewis’ “Icons Of The Bible” photo series depicts some of the most famous characters from the Old and New Testament exclusively as people of color, including Simon Peter, Elijah, King Solomon and the archangel Gabriel. The series, which will be fully released in October, features 70 models who identify as either Asian, Native American, Hispanic, African, Middle Eastern, Black American and West Indian.
"I think it is very important to see one’s self in the Scripture so that it may become real in their eyes," Lewis told The Huffington Post. "The whitewashing of the Bible has always bothered me. However I’m happy to now have the opportunity to give a different point of view."
(NSFW) Black Athletes in the ESPN’s 2014 Body Issue.
- Serge Ibaka (Basketball)
- Venus Williams (Tennis)
- Aja Evans (Bobsleigh)
- Nigel Sylvester (BMX)
- Marshawn Lynch (American Football)
- Prince Fielder (Baseball)
- Larry Fitzgerald (American Football)
- Bernard Hopkins (Boxing)
How you gon tag this shit NSFW but its in an openly publicized magazine?
Nothing inappropriate about this
Probably because at first glance over a shoulder people will assume you’re looking at something inappropriate?
whose job was it to edit all the dicks out and how much do they get paid
Help. Fire. I need a rescue.
the only reason to invent a time machine
SWEET JESUS O.O
Why don’t most superheroines look like this?
I support the idea of more supehero ladies rocking AMAZING ABS like this muscular goddess right here has got
This is a thing which shall make me happy indeed :D
call life alert i’ve fallen in love and i can’t get up
real captain marvel
$2,500.00 Titanium and Gold Lip Pearl Linerlock
This knife is from Suchat’s New Diamond Edition. This liner locking folder features a carved Robert Calcinore Mosaic Damascus blade. The handle has carved titanium bolsters, carved gold lip pearl scales with pink/green/yellow stone inserts, carved matching Damascus rear bolsters, and carved and anodized titanium liners and back-spacer.
Kat Dennings’ curves appreciation post
in which we are all Tom
He’s got to be some kind of ancient God of beauty because this is ridiculous.
Petition for him to play a swashbuckling pirate or a starship captain or an ancient gladiator or, really, ANYTHING where we can just look at him and drool and dream for ninety minutes.
THIS GUY AS APOLLO