Heir: a person inheriting and continuing the legacy of a predecessor.

In this series, the word heir is used as a play on words. First it is representative of a royal bloodline and second, as a play on words depictive of each girls traditional African/natural hair style.

The production of this series involved amplifying and combining hairstyles, manipulating and combining features , and often piecing together eyes from various sources with my subjects eyes resulting in them appearing more knowing & directly connected to lost ancestry celebrating African lineage and varying beauty of Black children.

photography, photo-manipulation + illustration

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