Pelo Bueno, Pelo Malo

Introducing the captivating series, “Pelo Bueno, Pelo Malo (Good Hair, Bad Hair),” which delves into the misconceptions surrounding Black hair, often labeled as “malo” or “bad.” Growing up in Dominican culture, Alina Puente sought to challenge these negative narratives by crafting visually striking art that celebrates the beauty and diversity of Black hair. With a keen eye for bridging Black-American and Afro-Latinx cultures, Alina’s images evoke a profound sense of pride in their shared roots, paying homage to the interconnectedness of these communities while empowering them to embrace the unique and resilient nature of their hair.