About the work:
Confidence, self-love, freedom of expression, spirituality and meditativeness from the broad culture of Black Hair.
Our Creative Practice to Protect our Tight Curls
Our Nurturing Way of ‘Catching Up’ with our Loved Ones
Dreadlocks & Faux locs
Box Braids & Micro’s
Wigs, Sew Ins, & Crochet
Cornrows & Pony Tails
And small to large Afro’s
The historic hair versatility passed down from generations.
These four images represent four different years of my life.
Four different hairstyles for four different moments of learning more about myself.
Each year progressively and unapologetically expressing my personality through hair textures, colors, and styles.
And still is.
Tajere Terry is a member of the Black Student Union – BSU and a self-taught photographer and filmmaker. They are former students of Kansas City Art Institute who now attend Penn Valley to later graduate from UMKC with a degree in film studies. They’ve shown work locally at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in the annual Black History Month exhibition.