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Creative Team: Ra'anaa Yaminah, Sonia Ekiyor-Katimi & Isak Vaillancourt

Photographer: Isak Vaillancourt

Stylist: Sonia Ekiyor-Katimi

Models: Ra’anaa Yaminah & Richard Grant

Videographer: Riley McEwen

2020 ∙ Up Here: Urban Arts Festival

“ETHEREAL” is a collaborative photo installation centralized around the theme of Black beauty, particularly that of hair. Often considered unprofessional or undesirable, Black hair truly exudes an aspect of nature, togetherness and a palimpsest of our ancestors before us. While Black hair has become quite a contentious matter, “ETHEREAL” was designed to show the entanglement of Black culture, beauty and community through a series of themed hair scenes. Flora Royalty, Braided Bond and Evening Noir highlight our three varying hair intentions.

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