Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair by Michael July

September 3-October 16, 2016

Over five years, photographer Michael July approached a variety of individuals and asked them to participate as subject models for a volume he was creating to chronicle the evolution of the Afro in America. He was able to capture the creme de la creme 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.

Back by popular demand, this exhibitoin was first shown at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in 2013.

Meet the artist, Michael July, on October 8 for the annual Art of Hair event! 

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