Colombian mixed media artist Liliana Angulo Cortés explores the representation of Black women in contemporary culture through the lenses of gender, race, and identity. In Project Quieto Pelo (Stand Still Hair), Angulo Cortés documents braided hairstyles in Colombia, other parts of Latin America, and the United States, demonstrating a global sense of identity on the part of those from the African diaspora, uniting them despite linguistic and cultural differences imposed by their history as slaves and the impact of colonialism.
Project Quieto Pelo, 2009
6 photographs, video, sound interviews
Image courtesy of the artist