The girl with an egg in her mouth is the first image by Shanna Allyn that I remember taking note of. This is truly a series that I feel should be viewed as a series, however. First I saw the egg, then the penny mask, the wigs, on their own each image left me confused. Once viewed as a group, I am left curious- an important distinction. I don’t think Allyn could have picked two better words to describe this series: “Strange Beautiful.” We reached out to her to learn more about these images and how they came about. — National Geographic