Bad Hair Uprooted exhibit on Display at Green Space NYC Civic Art Lab in Brooklyn, NY
Opening & Artist Talk Aug 6 at 7:00 PM #badhairuprooted
Photo by Keston Duke
Gorgeous Twist Out
Raven: It is not just hair. I went natural because I couldn't really be myself looking like someone else, pretending to have straight hair.
Locs braided, twisted and styled
Dreadlocks can be traced back to biblical times but they were popularized by Reggae Singer Bob Marley.
Barrel Roll Dreadlocks
Maquita: I grew up in Rastafarian environment so I always wanted to loc my hair but I couldn't because of my job.
Barrel Roll Locs
Maquita: Ten years ago I felt I could and so I did it and never looked back.
I love everything about my hair. It fits my personality
The Twist Out
Mercedes: "I love my hair because I can do with it what I want and it does what it wants. We have a very fun relationship."
Braid Locs Mireille Liong
Overcoming relaxer-induced alopecia inspired me to do what I do.
Capturing the beauty of African Hairstyles allows me to picture the beauty of Black natural strands while shining a light on the social injustice of unequal hair rights. Also see Going-natural.com
Corn Fro - International African Arts Festival 2009
Cornrows that end in a fro celebrating the only texture that can sophisticatedly lay down and fiercely stand up at the same time.