My Mane Narrative is inspired by the individual experiences of the projects authors (Clarke and Laboss) and their respective journeys to embracing their own natural/Afro hair styles.
The reaction toward people with natural/Afro hair continues to be mixed. Recent studies, articles and media stories highlight the ongoing challenges with society's perceptions of natural hair styles:
Clarke and Laboss want to create a photographic and editorial display that gives people across genders, generations and geographies a voice to share the pain and joys of their journey to embracing their natural/Afro hair.
Photography & Editorial / Gregory Clarke (CG Lawrence Photography)
Photography & Design / Bri Laboss