More of The Coiffure Project

Glenford Nunez started the Coiffure Project to showcase the natural African hair. I first featured the Coiffure Project here, but since then, many more beautiful images have been added to the collection. See them below: See more of the collection on Trust Your Photographer

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Favorite Nigerian Tumblr

Tumblr is one of the most exciting blog platforms around. You find so many obscure images on there…I even prefer it a lot more to Flickr. Also, you’ll see a lot of specialized blogs, e.g. those focused on Africa. I’m always excited to find a Tumblr blog that is focused on Africa, and I get…

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Yoruba African Orishas

Orishas are the Yoruba gods of practically evreything. There is one for almost every situation or state of being that you can think of, from the obscure to the famous…or infamous. Most of them are regarded as lesser gods, but some were traditionally worships as gods in their own right. All however, answer to Olorun,…

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John Hinde’s Nigerian artists

John Hinde was a photographer that, even after his death, is well known for his postcards. He travelled the world and took beautiful shots of the lives of ordinary people, using the new technology (in those days) of color photography. Here, John Hinde takes priceless snapshots of creative artisans in Nigeria. I absolutely love the way he shows…

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The Refutation of “Good Hair”

Photographer, Nakeya Brown, knows just how to catch your eye with a simple image of just a single woman of color. But in these series of images in The Refutation of “Good Hair”, Nakeya gives us a simple but powerful message – that African hair is good…actually good enough to eat. Most of the images…

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Western Sahara: The Last Colony

Western Sahara is not a United Nations – recognized country. But they’ve been fighting to be for decades. In fact, they are officially the last colony in Africa! With a small population of about 500,000, more than one-fifths of them live in refugee camps in Algeria. No one really hears much about the art and…

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Sierra Leone: Mambu Bayoh

Sierra Leonean photographer, Mambu Bayoh, was one of the first photographers I found when I just started blogging. Some of his works have fuelled my love for photography over these few years. I notice he’s partial to the Black Woman, whether she’s on the street, posing in his studio, or in all her naked glory.…

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