magda kmiecik

WHEN THE HAIR GROWS #1

 

I began to work on my first hair series ‘When the Hair Grows’ as a part of my Master’s thesis at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. Project started as an exploration in texture and color, in which I focused on hair as an object within a still life or a sculpture. 

In the past, we grew hair mostly for protection - like any other animal. Nowadays, particular haircut denotes particular social affiliation, and is a way of expression more than protection. Haircut is therefore a sign of cultural affiliation, while uncombed and blowzy.

 

Project was shown during Photo Festival in Arles / France

Guate Photo Festival / Guatemala City

Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp / Belgium

Photomonth Festival in Cracow / Poland

alonside with several publications.

The Sun

The Sun

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