We are the aperture.

We use the camera to capture images of Black girls and women in order that they, and the world they engage, have access to visual representations of Black girls and women in their truest form. We are a collective, moving in power, creating safe spaces for Black girls and women everywhere to take up their cameras and join us.


The Lens Approach operates as the photographic and curatorial force of The Beautiful Project (TBP) that ignites representational justice for black girls & women. The Lens supports the visibility of TBP’s efforts to cultivate and celebrate the voice and power of Black girls and women.


 We accomplish this through four components including: 

  • Curriculum 
  • TBP Photo/Film Force Strategy
  • Lens workshops for black girls women