Untitled (Hair Cut, Dakar, Senegal, West Africa) (Primary Title)
Richmond photographer Louis Draper is noted for shooting impromptu street scenes. While visiting Senegal during 1977-78, he captured an outdoor barber at work. The barber's portable sign, like the adjacent one from Ghana, illustrates a variety of cuts, and the environs present a window on post-colonial conditions in Dakar, including people in African and Western dress on a colonial-era boulevard.
Four of Louis Draper's photographs taken in the United States that relate to the civil rights movement can be seen in the parallel exhibition, Signs of Protest, currently on view in the Photography Gallery on Level 3.
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