This contemporary photography exhibit documents the rising popularity of natural hair styles, especially the Afro, by Brooklyn photographer and author Michael July. July launched the initial project on kickstarter.com, raising over $20,000 to print and distribute a 450 page coffee table book chronicling the evolution of the Afro in America. The original photographs, never before printed for gallery display, are traveling the country with much public and critical acclaim.
Over five years, July approached a variety of individuals from across the country and asked them to participate as subject models for his book. He was able to capture the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of Afros as worn by people of virtually every shade, ethnicity, country and age group. This exhibition shows pictorially the power, beauty and glorious nature of the 'Fro and tells the deeper "hairstory" of each of its models. This exhibition, inspired by the original book, captures the spirit and essence of the Afro today and pays homage to the historic significance of natural hair iconic voyagers, such as Angela Davis and Jimi Hendrix.