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Color of Women: Isra Sharnez's Suffragette Photo Series for Women of Color


The Isra Sharnez series: "Color of Women" was "created to energize, empower and equip people of color to vote." Inspired by this 1913 suffragette poster entitled "Votes for Women." From Isra:


"It's a gorgeous image however it was meant for white women only. The goal was to make racially inclusive, modern representations of empowered feminine energy."



"2020 marks 100 years of the 19th Amendment. Although white women earned the right to vote in 1920, Asian Americans did not obtain this right until 1952. This image was created as a means to encourage historically and presently marginalized communities to vote, to take up space, to take a stand against discriminatory policies and to never let anyone make them feel they don’t belong or aren’t enough. This is a message first and foremost to people of color - Please, if you have the right to vote, exercise it.


Series - “Color of Woman” June 2020

Photographer - @isra.studio

Subject & Styling - The wonderfully kind @alfrenwin . Thank you to @eliowinter for connecting us."



"2020 marks 100 years of the 19th Amendment. Although white women earned the right to vote in 1920, African Americans did not obtain this right until 1963. This image was created as a means to encourage historically and presently marginalized communities to vote, to take up space, to take a stand against discriminatory policies and to never let anyone make them feel they don’t belong or aren’t enough. This is a message first and foremost to people of color - Please, if you have the right to vote, exercise it.


Series - “Color of Woman” June 2020

Photographer - @isra.studio

Subject - the gorgeous and talented @naturally__cassie who truly embodies what it means to be an artist

Styling - Lauren, the sweet and supportive soul behind @oddballlvintage who chose this beautiful garment via @stardustvintageatx"


"2020 marks 100 years of the 19th Amendment. Although white women earned the right to vote in 1920, English speaking Latino Americans did not obtain this right until 1965, and Spanish speaking voters were not legally protected until 1975. This image was created as a means to encourage historically and presently marginalized communities to vote, to take up space, to take a stand against discriminatory policies and to never let anyone make them feel they don’t belong or aren’t enough. This is a message first and foremost to people of color - Please, if you have the right to vote, exercise it.


Series - “Color of Woman” June 2020

Photographer - @isra.studio

Subject - the incredible @jaelpdz who created this handmade garment within a handful of days based on the concept for this series. I’ll always be thankful for and inspired by your amazing ingenuity Jael! Thank you to @b_dot19 for connecting us."




Isra Sharnez is a South Asian Austin based artist and photographer.She is a a young Muslim woman of color with parents who immigrated from India. Isra is happiest when she's working on creating empowering experiences and portraits, or cute-videos with happy messages. Basically, she loves making and sharing art, while inviting others to join in on the fun! Follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/isra.studio/ and follower her work at https://www.isra.studio/

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