"What's the world for you if you can't make it up the way you want."

-Jazz, Toni Morrison


Hair Hero

Hair Hero

Vicky Charles, based in New York, has a BFA in Photography from SUNY New Paltz. Her work consists of self-portraits that deal with issues about black identity, the body, and relationships with oneself. Vicky achieves her visual effects in camera with such procedures as staged studio work and double exposures. Her photography expresses itself without words, but by showing. Instagram: @v.dcharles


Artist Statement

“I don’t remember my hair in its natural state as a child. I didn’t discover my natural curl pattern until I was eighteen. Since then, I’ve learned to embrace my natural hair and I feel the need to show the beauty of black hair everywhere I go. I express myself through it. It is my crown, and it is what gives me my black girl magic. The strength of my kinky curls cannot be touched or criticized by anyone. My hair is no longer a secret identity, but part of who I really am.”


coulour, in monochrome

coulour, in monochrome

Abstract Rhythms

Abstract Rhythms

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