A coffee table book project by Michael JulyThis is a book that captures the spirit and essence of the Afro today as well as paying homage to the historic significance of natural hair iconic voyagers like Angela Davis, Jimi Hendrix and others. Over the course of a five year period photographer Michael July approached a wide variety of beautiful, creative and intelligent individuals from all walks of life and asked them would they be willing to participate as subject models for a coffee table book he was putting together entitled "Afros - A Celebration Of Natural Hair". Traveling all across the United States from New York to California he was able to capture the créme de la créme of Afros. People of virtually every shade, ethnicity, country and age group. "AFROS - A Celebration Of Natural Hair" intent is to show pictorially the power, beauty and glorious nature of the 'Fro and also to document in words the deeper and at times whimsical "hairstory" of each of its models. The author shot the majority of these individuals at his photo studio in Brooklyn using colorful & vibrant backdrops personally tailored to each model's own sense of style and fashion. As a result he succeeded, along with the assistance of two remarkably talented book designers, Darhil Crooks & Monica Whittick in creating a coffee table book that will have massive international appeal for many years to come.
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To celebrate the release of the book this month, they are offering one lucky Natural Chica reader the following prizes...
(1) Autographed copy of AFROS: A Celebration of Natural Hair by Michael July. 450 pages of natural hair power in a beautiful coffee table book format
(2) Tickets to attend the official AFROS: A Celebration of Natural Hair book release event at POWERHOUSE in DUMBO, BK on July 26th if in the NYC area. *Please note, the event is already at capacity so this is an extra special treat for the winner.
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