Honoring the Legacy of JET Magazine’s “Beauty of the Week”

For almost 5 decades, LaMonte McLemore had been shooting for JET Magazine’s “Beauty of the Week.” He was the main freelance photographer for Beauty of the Week, in addition to his legacy with The 5th Dimension. In his biography, “From Hobo Flats to The 5th Dimension,” LaMonte discusses his photographic vision in Beauty of the Week that changed history. He said, “I was a Black photographer shooting Black models. Because I traveled the world with The 5th Dimension, I had a worldwide perspective…a sensual homage to ladies of color. Don’t get me wrong: that included their intelligence, which was inherent in their beauty.” #BlackHistoryMonth

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LaMonte’s perspective had changed popular culture. Now we can once again relive the Beauty of the Week in 2022. Photographed by LaMonte, Beauty of the Week presented vivacious, sportive, and striking ladies for our eyes’ pleasure.

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