Whether they are teeny weeny and tightly coiled or larger-than-life voluminous curls (or even perfectly a coiffed wig), afros have been the queen of statement hairdos. They’re political and cultural, screaming beauty, pride, nonconforming and everything in between. There’s an undeniable power in representing one’s God-given kinks, twists and curls in their most natural state. And, let’s be real, afros are just damn fly!
This weekend, photographer Michael July will celebrate all of that power and flyness with the opening of his AFROS exhibit at House of Art Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. The six-week exhibit will feature selected works from his book AFROS: A Celebration of Natural Hair which captures images of Afros worn by people of virtually every shade, ethnicity, country and age group and their corresponding hair stories.
AFROS opens Saturday, June 20, 5pm -10pm, with an artist talk and book signing and runs through August 1. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit hoagallery.com.