Skip to Content

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) The Will to Adorn

6 Favorites 0 Copies
Design +2 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

 
The Will to Adorn is a multi-year collaborative folk cultural research and public presentation project initiated by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.This project explores the diversity of African American identities as expressed through the cultural aesthetics and traditional arts of the body, dress, and adornment.

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, CA was one of the participant museums in the 2017 The Will to Adorn project. Six high school students examined African-American fashion in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Through a combination of street photography, museum visits, field trips and interviews with Bay Area fashion creators and trend setters we took a closer look at the different ways African-American fashion is expressed.

This is a collection of their photographs curated by the program coordinator.



Light_Painting.JPG

Richard Collins

Light_Painting_2.JPG

Richard Collins

Noabriali.jpeg

Richard Collins

camarra.jpeg

Richard Collins

nyah_a.jpeg

Richard Collins

jordan_.jpeg

Richard Collins

nyah_g_.jpeg

Richard Collins

erica.jpeg

Richard Collins

hannah.jpeg

Richard Collins

rc_photocollage.jpeg

Richard Collins

red_sneakers_MoAD.jpeg

Richard Collins

alan.jpeg

Richard Collins

protest_T.jpeg

Richard Collins

Cal_dude.jpeg

Richard Collins

dashiki.jpeg

Richard Collins

warriors_dude.jpeg

Richard Collins

braids.jpeg

Richard Collins

SF_LOVE.JPG

Richard Collins

equal.jpeg

Richard Collins

couple_.jpeg

Richard Collins

headwrap.jpeg

Richard Collins

headwrap_bw.jpeg

Richard Collins

Craig_Traylor_demo_2.JPG

Richard Collins

Craig_Traylor_demo_1.JPG

Richard Collins

Craig_Traylor_demo_4.JPG

Richard Collins

Reggie_Myrick.JPG

Richard Collins

Reggie_Rodney_.JPG

Richard Collins

Rodney_Allen_Parker_.JPG

Richard Collins

SFMOMA_girls.JPG

Richard Collins

SFMOMA_Outside.JPG

Richard Collins

SFMOMA_Noabriali.JPG

Richard Collins

SFMOMA_Erica.JPG

Richard Collins

SFMOMA_Blue.JPG

Richard Collins

SFMOMA_Red.JPG

Richard Collins

SFMOMA_Purple.JPG

Richard Collins

SFMOMA_Pink.JPG

Richard Collins

Dr._Khalid_White_1.JPG

Richard Collins

Dr._Khalid_White_3.JPG

Richard Collins

Dr._Khalid_White_2.JPG

Richard Collins

RBGTeGrey.jpg

Richard Collins

MeWomenPinkV.jpg

Richard Collins

Holy_Stitch_jacket.JPG

Richard Collins

Holy_Stitch_Cans.JPG

Richard Collins

Holy_Stitch_Jordan.JPG

Richard Collins

Silkscreening_2.JPG

Richard Collins

Silkscreening_1.JPG

Richard Collins

Jumonae_1.JPG

Richard Collins

Jumonae_3.JPG

Richard Collins

Jumonae_2.JPG

Richard Collins

Jumonae_4.JPG

Richard Collins

Mandela_Fellows.JPG

Richard Collins

Outing_9.JPG

Richard Collins

Outing_8.JPG

Richard Collins

Outing_7.JPG

Richard Collins

Outing_10.JPG

Richard Collins

Outing_2.JPG

Richard Collins

Outing6.JPG

Richard Collins

Outing_3.JPG

Richard Collins

Outing_1.JPG

Richard Collins

Outing_5.JPG

Richard Collins

Aquatic_Park.JPG

Richard Collins

Outing_11.JPG

Richard Collins

The_Kids.JPG

Richard Collins