There are few family portraits that can be called sophisticated, striking, or empowering. But, to the credit of the layman’s family photograph, not many of these images have been taken by pioneering artist Ming Smith, or styled by i-D Fashion Director Carlos Nazario, and shockingly few of them, for whatever reason, will tend to include American basketball legend Michael Jordan. Nike’s Jordan Brand has convened these three forces to celebrate their largest-ever women’s roster as well as the WNBA’s 25th anniversary, in a photo series featuring nine WNBA superstars: Aerial Powers, Arella Guirantes, Chelsea Dungee, Crystal Dangerfield, Dearica Hamby, Jordin Canada, Kia Nurse, Satou Sabally and Te’a Cooper.
Ming Smith captures the strength and sisterhood of the WNBA for Air Jordan
i-D, June 23, 2021