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crown of locs

A Choice of Weapons: The New Renaissance Artists, that is. An exhibition by African Voices to honor Gordon Parks. See what pictures were chosen and help me choose the rest.

 

Last month's issue of African Voices' newsletter featured a roll call for artists to send in their work for a Tribute to Gordon Parks. To commemorate the fact that they had the distinction of giving the late legendary photographer/filmmaker their very first artist award, African Voices host a special exhibition to honor Mr. Parks who would have turned 100 this year.

I so wanted to be part of this exhibition but not only was it a crazy busy time with ANNM going on, it was also hard to choose from the thousands of images that I have shot over the years.

 

Man with cornrowscrown of locs

 

The Power Fro, Lurie Favors-Daniels  -  Crown of Glory - Shakilla 
Click on the images to see the larger portrait

I finally choose these 3 and got in! Needless to say I am elated. Any time your name is mentioned in the same sentence as Gordon Parks is great and my work was picked out of nearly 100 submissions. Now I need help picking a few more portraits. You can help by letting me know which ones you would pick from our Natural Hairstyle of the Day section.

  

Woman with cornrows and bantus

 

Locs of Love

You may receive a special invitation to the openings reception to view the photos and the work of all other artists. Here is the info:

A Choice of Weapons:
The New Renaissance Artists.

The exhibition opening will take place on Wednesday, April 25th at 6pm at the:

1199 SEIU Gallery
310 West 43rd Street
(between 8th & 9th Avenues)
New York, NY

So, please visit the exhibition section at Style of the Day and tell me which one would you pick? All likes, comments and shares will be appreciated.