“Beautiful, Still” is a series by Magnum photographer Colby Deal, that aims to provide a more practical representation of people of color in urban communities, and preserve cultural characteristics that are rapidly being erased.

Pictured here is a mother and daughter from Houston, Texas, photographed by Deal in 2017. Deal, also from Houston, says: “In the age of imagery and information leading the forefront of altering humanity, the psychological effect of perpetuating practical narratives of a culture fuels my curiosity to search for and present the most accurate one.”

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