BRAIDS: Portraits by Shani Crowe

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Shani Crowe was 12 years old when she conceived the idea for her first art show. She had gotten really good at braiding her own hair, and she wanted to create various braid styles using rainbow-colored hair and wire, then photograph them. Now, 15 years later, her idea has come to fruition with the help of 3Arts, a non-profit organization in Chicago that works to promote local artists.

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