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Ethiopia born artist Awol Erizku is the man behind Beyonce’s pregnancy photo

Artist Awol Erizku is the man behind Beyoncé’s pregnancy photo. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for 42West)

Ethiopia born Awol Erizku is the man behind Instagram’s most-popular photo ever, Beyoncé’s pregnancy picture, which the singer shared to her official account Wednesday to announce she’s pregnant with twins. Within hours of Beyoncé releasing the image, it shattered the record for the most-liked image in the site’s history.

 Erizku, a 28-year-old New York-based artist, has yet to come forward as the person behind the captivating portrait, but ARTnews was able to confirm his involvement. The photo has been liked more than 8 million times in less than 24 hours.

Awol Erizku was born in Ethiopia but grew up in New York. According to BBC, he graduated from Yale University with a masters in fine art.



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