“Their natural, raw beauty displayed through their hairstyles, adornments and clothing conveying a message of strength and resilience. Because of this, I’ve been ‘re-mixing’ and ‘fusing’ traditional hairstyles and adornments into my creative work for the past six years.” say Melendez via LA Weekly
Against a bright yellow backdrop, photographer Amanda Lopez captures a figure standing with her back to the viewer. Braids cascade down her back, the deep brown of her hair is punctuated with gold pieces: gold strands and chunky hoop earrings of varying sizes.
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