Crowns: My Hair, My Soul, My Freedom

Sandro Miller
9788857245584
Crowns

Crowns: My Hair, My Soul, My Freedom

Sandro Miller
9788857245584
Publisher Skira 2022
Edition Hardcover , English edition , 180 pages
Genres Portrait photography , Cult photography , Fashion photography
Tags Black heritage, Black tradition, Black women, Body art, Hair, Idealization, Self-expression
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A photographic panorama of the creativity and variety of Black women’s hairstyles

In Crowns: My Hair, My Soul, My Freedom American photographer Sandro Miller (born 1958) celebrates the social endurance, cultural heritage and self-expression of Black women through their hairstyles. In this series of portraits, each subject is posed in front of either a strikingly black or vibrant geometric background that serves to highlight the models’ skin tones and accentuates their ultra-stylized hair, whether a halo of bright gold curls or crimson locks swept into an elegant bun. Each image is based on the relevant model’s “hair story” and pays homage to her personal fashion sense, documenting the many unspoken ways in which Black women assert their autonomy through their physical appearance. In this project, Miller seeks to recognize and honor Black women’s creativity and beauty while celebrating their social endurance and cultural memory at the same time.

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Book title Crowns
Subtitle My Hair, My Soul, My Freedom
Photographer Sandro Miller
ISBN 13 9788857245584 /
Publisher Skira
Publish year 2022
Genre Portrait photography Cult photography Fashion photography
Book format Hardcover
Edition English edition
Pages 180 pages
Dimensions 30,5 x 35,0 cm

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