The Curl Talk Project
Exhibition runs: 6th March - 9th March 2020 11-6pm
Founded in 2017 by Paris-born creative Johanna Yaovi, The Curl Talk Project is a portfolio of experiences showcasing curly-haired women photographic portraits and life stories.
Coming from a diverse range of countries, backgrounds and ethnicities, women share their realities and reveal what it means to have curly hair in a society where the standard is otherwise.
Very often an indication of people’s background and ancestry, curly hair has for long been seen as different, unmanageable, unprofessional and unpresentable.
This mindset, still deeply ingrained, impacted several generations of women who felt pressured to look a certain way.
Characterised by struggle, pride, misunderstanding or unconditional love, portraits and stories showcased in this exhibition define what it means to be different because of an element that is still seen as a condition for beauty: hair.
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Photographs by Mirko Boffelli