Photo Series Strikes Back Against Our Society's 'Hypersexualization' Of Black Women

A double standard exposed.

Chicago photographer Daniel Stewart was fed up with our society's double standard for women's appearances. Black women, he says, are often shamed for having the same attributes — such as fuller lips — that white women receive praise for. So Stewart teamed up with creative director Imani Love to create a photo series called "Erosion" that dealt with the issue directly.

"Erosion is a project of protest," Stewart and Love wrote to A Plus. It's "meant to capture a black woman's experience as a hypersexualized being, whose body is so often lustily appropriated in white society."

Here are five powerful photos that speak out against our culture's objectification of black women.