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February 11, 2022 – May 15, 2022
The Wrapsody explores Black hair, beauty, ritual, and memory with a suite of short films, interwoven together by archival images and commentary from the matriarchs of Miller’s family. Alternating between documentary, experimental shorts and mixed media, each film navigates the viewer through personal and collective histories, familial bonds, and the deep ties between Black women’s hair and identity. The visual anthology exists as a creative expression that pays homage to the evolution of Black beauty and the cultural and economic impact of Black hair.
Natrice Miller is an Atlanta-based photographer/filmmaker whose personal work focuses on documenting the Black experience in America. Clients and publications include The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The United Negro College Fund. She graduated from Florida A&M University with a B.S. in Journalism and Graphic Communication in 2005. In addition to exhibiting photography in Atlanta and The U.S., , she has also shown her short films at film festivals locally and abroad. Currently, her personal work focuses on the inner lives of Black women, exploring themes related to beauty, emotion and overlooked traditions and rituals. Inspired by memories and her deep love of Black culture, she uses a mixture of photography and film to tell stories that gives the viewer a glimpse into the humanity and shared experiences of Black Americans.
- Curated by Lauren Jackson Harris