Friday, September 24, 2010

Woman with long Afro-textured hair

PD Photo: Woman wearing long Afro-textured hair styled in twists; an image of the character Violet Parr of the movie ‘The Incredibles’.

Afro-textured hair (also often referred to as kinky hair, nappy hair, or spiraled hair) is a term referring to the typical texture of Black African hair that has not been altered by hot combs, flat irons or chemicals by perming, relaxing or straightening.

Angelina Jolie and Condoleezza Rice, World Refugee Day 2005

PD Photo: Angelina Jolie and Condoleezza Rice during the World Refugee Day at the National Geographic Society on 15 June 2005.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pedro Américo - The Carioca

PD Image: The Carioca (1882), oil on canvas painting by Brazilian painter Pedro Américo (1843-1903), dimensions 205 cm x 135 cm (80.71 x 53.15 inches), located at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Beyonce Knowles: R&B and Pop Singer

PD Photo: Beyoncé Knowles performs "Listen" during "The Beyoncé Experience" in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 7 May 2007, photo by Jen Keys

PD Photo: Beyonce Knowles sings "America the Beautiful" at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on January 18, 2009, during the inaugural opening ceremonies. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform provided military ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington's 1789 inauguration. Photo dated 18 January 2009, by Donna Lou Morgan, U.S. Navy.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Leona Lewis: British pop and R&B singer

PD Photo: British pop and R&B singer-songwriter Leona Lewis signs her last autograph before being whisked away for photos at the Flushed Away London premiere, photo dated 23 November 2006 by Steven Braganza. Flushed Away is a 2006 computer animated British film directed by David Bowers and Sam Fell, a partnership between Aardman Animations of Wallace and Gromit fame, and DreamWorks Animation, and is Aardman's first completely computer-animated feature as opposed to the usual stop-motion.

Pedro Américo - A rabequista árabe

PD Image: A rabequista árabe (The Arabic fiddler), 1884 oil on canvas painting by Brazilian academic painter, writer and teacher Pedro Américo (1843-1903), dimensions 87.6 cm x 60 cm (34.49 x 23.62 inches), currently located at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro.