Kwaku Alston shoots “For Colored Girls…” cast for double Essence covers

Essence magazine’s December issue features two covers, both shot by Kwaku Alston. One features the women of the Tyler Perry–directed movie For Colored Girls. Clockwise from left: Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Loretta Devine, Janet Jackson, Tessa Thompson, and Whoopi Goldberg.

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Photo by Kwaku Alston.

 

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…and the other is a portrait of Perry and the men of the film. From left: Richard Lawson, Hill Harper, Omari Hardwick, Tyler Perry (seated), Khalil Kain, and Michael Ealy

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Photo by Kwaku Alston.

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To read about the making of the all-star movie, an adaptation of the 1975 Ntozake Shange play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, click here.

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