We're Magic. We're Real. #3 (From Sunset to Sunrise). #7

© the artist. Image credit: Autograph

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In this series of photographs, Jeannette Ehlers examines hair as an important marker of Pan-African identity and connectedness. Set within a Danish forest, five Black female performers are conjoined by a constellation of cornrows as a signifier of strength, sisterhood and spirituality. The artist uses this simple yet powerful motif to address collective resistance to coloniality, each photograph poetically describing the relationship between culture and nature, body and landscape, history and the present.




We're Magic. We're Real. #3 (From Sunset to Sunrise). #7




inkjet print on cotton paper


H 50.8 x W 61 cm

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commissioned by Autograph for 'Amplify – Stranger in the Village. Afro European Matters', 2021; supported by Art Fund

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