Hair, Culture and Identity

Inspired by the conversations I recored at the Black Lives on Film event, I thought about looking more deeply into the relationship between cultural identity and hair within the Caribbean community in Britain. I went to an independent afro-hair salon in Bristol to talk to some women about their relationship with their hair and how they would describe their cultural identity.

Parys Gardener

I’m a Bristolian studying illustration and visual communication in London and I like to base my work around both everyday experiences as well as documenting  my journey through life as a black woman of Jamaican decent. I’m interested in identity, sociology and culture and work across a range of mediums.