Personal Project: Hair

This was a personal project to challenge the premise that people always conform to media stereotypes, particularly young women due to the onslaught of media imagery. These subjects, by choosing to have a more extreme hairstyle or colour, are definitely not conforming and rather than melting into the background instead are saying “look at me, different and proud”. As part of the project I questioned them all on their experiences, interestingly none of the females could recall any negative experiences whereas one of the males featured in this selection reported he was regularly on the receiving end of derogatory remarks about his “dreads”.

My thanks to all who participated, including those not featured in this selection.