We are loving these photos from artist Nakeya Brown’s Hair Stories Untold series. And an objective of the series, according to Brown, is to invoke memories
I wanted to look at the different ways in which we visualize group identity. Through womanhood, through process and rituals, and through the practice of doing and handling one’s hair. There is identity within that, collective memory and group identity. I’m also very interested in working with objects and cultural artifacts, the tools of our labor, the tools of managing our hair a certain way and bringing these parts together: The figure, the body and the object.
You can see more of Brown’s beautiful work here.
Photo title: The Art of Sealing Ends, Part 2
Photo title: Hot Comb and Mitten
Photo title: Before I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Photo title: The Art of Sealing Ends
Photo title: Shower Crown Royal
Photo title: The Art of Drying
Ladies, which photo was most nostalgic to you?