Help support this project! A visual journey into the world of natural hair and its roots, through the use of photography and film.
What is this project about?
This project is about shedding light on the natural hair movement and why certain women either embrace or reject the notion of natural hair.
Using photography and film as my media, I will attempt to debunk myths, uncover hidden desires, and bring forth truths about women with natural hair.
After moving to Atlanta, Georgia, I noticed stark differences when it came to natural hair. In the Northeastern region of the US, there is large number of women with natural hair. In the Southeast, there is a predominance of permed hair, sew-ins, weaves, synthetic braids, etc.
What causes some women to embrace their natural hair textures more than others?
I need your help to find out the answers to this and other questions that not only I have, but for other women who perhaps would like to go natural and aren't sure yet. I will be including personal interviews of the models for the book as well as street interviews of men and women and their opinions of natural hair.
There will be an FAQ section in the book to answer commonly asked questions as well as a listing of products that are recommended according to different hair types.
All of the information, photoshoots, and video interviews will be combined to create this project and manifest in the form of a coffee table book and documentary.
How you can help
Funding will go towards:
- Recording equipmemt (dslr video, clip on mics, and lighting)
- General expenses
- Editing/releasing the documentary
- Printing/self-publishing the book
- Fulfilling rewards :)
*If I can raise enough money I would like to document this documentary and give it to you as a bonus behind the scenes gift!
Take a look at the rewards to the right and invite your friends to get involved!
Corinne Bailey Rae (Photo by: Vaughn Dabney):
Take a look at one of the street interviews for the book:
See what Eric Roberson thinks about Natural Hair:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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