feature: chicago photographer lawrence jackson captures the beauty and versatility of black hair in his series, ‘the zero-gravity project’

January 26, 2016

Sculpted high-tops, gold-tipped locs, braided mohawks—the versatility of black hair is nothing short of amazing—as demonstrated by Chicago-based creative, Lawrence Jackson, in his series ‘The Zero-Gravity Project’. “This visual project was curated with the purpose of offering a more creative approach to understanding “Black Beauty” and its paramount importance in Black modern culture. Being cognizant of the calculated attempts by the “unpopular” majority to denigrate “black women & men” as well as our cultural contributions worldwide, has also led to the construction of this project,” he writes.

Jackson is a photographer, among other things—including an M.Ed-holder, who owns creative branding agency The Vintage Vandalism Photography & Creative Works. The Vintage Vandalism specializes in thematic fashion creative conception, editorial branding campaigns, and promotional strategizing. You can learn more about Lawrence Jackson and The Vintage Vandalism, here, and check out the entire series, here.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

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