Afropunk 2017: From women’s braids to men’s natural hair, a celebration of black beauty

This weekend at Afropunk 2017 in Brooklyn, New York, thousands of people gathered together to celebrate and appreciate black culture and beauty. Artists like Solange, SZA, Sampha and Willow Smith performed, and a bevy of black-owned businesses set up shop.

Of course, the people who attended dressed the part too, collectively showcasing a diverse display of beauty. There were people who wore flowers and butterflies in their dreadlocks, people who chose to wear traditional African attire and people who chose to wear their hair natural.

To honor this event, Mic photographed a number of attendees we thought looked particularly extraordinary, and exhibited a sliver of what Afropunk is really about.

Adonis Samuel
Bessi Semenya
Caleesha Evans
Andrew Tay
Dakota Lee Watson
Jacarrea Garraway
Corey Smith-West
An Afropunk 2017 attendee
Kenneth Oveal (left) and JaQuam Mitchell (right)
JaQuam Mitchell
JC and Fatima
Jhay Bastien
La’Vel Mann
Karli Sanon
Kenneth Oveal
Afropunk 2017 attendees
Maga Moura
Pam Assogba and Mariama Sow
An attendee at Afropunk 2017
Phillip Daniel
An attendee at Afropunk 2017