Posted on May 30 2012
Baltimore based photographer Glenford Nunez was documenting a hair revolution and he didn’t even realize it. The 25 year old began snapping photographs of his curly haired assistant and noticed how much her hair brought the photograph to life. Soon after, Nunez began shooting a series of other women who let their hair flow au naturale and thus ‘The Coiffure Project’ came to life.
The Coiffure Project, which celebrates the beauty of black women and their natural hair, follows in the footsteps of female celebrities, such as Viola Davis, Erykah Badu and Solange Knowles who wear their hair naturally. While Knowles has already compiled an impressive collection of photographs, both in black and white and in color, he is still on the lookout for women with big hair. Nunez says he plans on using all the photographs for a coffee table book.