#80 Nakeya Brown

Nakeya Brown: Each photograph I compose is a reflection of my female identity positioned within hair politics, hair rituals, and black culture. The scope of my work reconsiders racialized beauty standards and defines the bountiful actualities of African American women. Pulling from past memories and observations, I use photography as a tool to navigate the influence of race and gender in shaping perception and representation.

Taken from Blue Sky Gallery.

Read further interviews with Nakeya on Time, Nylon, and Infringe .

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Title: Hair Portrait #2 from The Refutation of “Good” Hair series. Date: 2012. Format/Materials: Archival Inkjet Print. Dimensions: 19 x 19 inches. Picture Credit: Nakeya Brown


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