Here at CLUTCH we love supporting independent artists, so when I came across a link for AFROS, a new coffee table book by Michael July, I knew I wanted to share it.
July is a Brooklyn-based photographer and writer who has worked for many publications like Essence, Urb, and Giant Step. Over the years he’s shot some of the most famous people in the business and decided to create the book to showcase the modern-day afro from a cross section of individuals who choose to wear them.
The project’s Kickstarter page gives more details about the book:
Over the course of a five year period photographer Michael July approached a wide variety of beautiful, creative and intelligent individuals from all walks of life and asked them would they be willing to participate as subject models for a coffee table book he was putting together entitled “Afros – A Celebration Of Natural Hair”. Traveling all across the United States from New York to California he was able to capture the créme de la créme of Afros. People of virtually every shade, ethnicity, country and age group. “AFROS – A Celebration Of Natural Hair” intent is to show pictorially the power, beauty and glorious nature of the ‘Fro and also to document in words the deeper and at times whimsical “hairstory” of each of its models.
Michael July is aiming to raise $20,000 in the next month to help with the cost of printing, binding, and shipping the colorful book so that it can be enjoyed by the world.
To learn more about the project or to donate to the fund, visit the AFRO’S Kickstarter page.