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

Visit stylostarr.bigcartel.com to order prints!