89DAMES explores the beauty of Black women from the so-called ‘glamorous’ era of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Stylo Starr strives to commemorate and preserve the light and beauty of a myriad of Black women from the past, in a current social climate that insists, rather, on demonizing and marginalizing contemporary Black women. Where history stops short at Monroe, Hepburn or Taylor, Starr focuses her scope on the Kitts, Fitzgeralds and Hornes of the same era that graced the covers of former weekly digest, JET Magazine. Stylo places value in becoming familiar with the faces and energies of each woman through the careful, yet impulsive manipulation of photo transfer on paper collage.

[1] Janis Hayes
[2] Zola Taylor
[3] Carline Ray
[4] Joyce Bryant
[5] Betty Ansley
[6] Estelle Price
[7] Georgia Carr
[8] Sarah Vaughan
[9] Barbara Jaquet
[10] Joya Sherrill
[11] Rose Hardaway
[12] Lulu Guerrero
[13] Ruby Hill
[14] Charlene Harris
[15] Terri Springer
[16] Vivian Dandridge
[17] Lena Horne
[18] Judy Beasley
[19] Allan Baker
[20] Nancy Holloway

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