Proud and confident, raw and honest: this is how the women on Hajar Benjida's photographies are depicted. In her intimate shots, Hajar uses her camera to get viewers into the reality of strip club dancers in Atlanta by showing their life behind the scenes.
Hajar previously received publicity through her viral Instagram account Young Thug As Paintings where she brings together exactly what the title shows: young thugs in comparison to old classical paintings. During the course of her photography studies, Hajar already started to make herself a name as a backstage photographer for celebrities like Cardi B, Saweetie or Skepta.
Her Atlanta strip club series is basically her graduation project, and just the beginning of her career while the Dutch-Maroccean artist is currently still based in the Netherlands.
These ladies run Atlanta's famous strip club Magic City. A place where strippers, dancers, rappers, hustlers all come together.
Text by Bernak Kharabi
Preview Image by Hajar Benjida