2016 - Work in progress
ACCIDENTES GEO-GRÁFICOS

Accidentes Geo-gráficos
follows the track of a traditional story told by Afrocolombians and shared through generations, one that tells that in times of slavery traditional Afro hairstyles were used by the cimarrones (maroons) as maps to escape to freedom.

Guided by several testimonies, I intend to connect today’s hairstyles to its possible past referent: connect the traditional hair compositions made by Afrocolombian women to natural elements growing on the territories that Afrocolombians have occupied historically and that are linked somehow to this history of resistance against slavery.

Following the hairstyle names and the stories that come along with them, it is an evidence that braids and braiding are a means by which this community appropriates their territory in a strong and poetical way.

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This project received the support from the Alliance Française de Bogota (Colombia) and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d'Arles (France).
It will be pursued thanks to the DRAC-PACA fund "Aide à la création, 2017".

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Alliance Française/ Bogotá