ART + CULTURE: Portraits of contemporary women by Tara Bogart
Consisting of over 100 portraits, the subjects of ‘A Modern Hair Study’ are all women in their twenties. However, this is where the similarities end. With their faces hidden, the focus shifts to what is revealed – the colour and style of their hair, the slope of their shoulders, tattoos, piercings and jewellery. Speaking about what these details reveal about us, Bogart states, “hair can be a signifier of culture, style, identity, and youth, but I was also interested in the women’s backs and the indentations of clothing that remained after they disrobed. The combination of hair styles and the shapes of their shoulders are indicators of a generation”.