The term “dreadlocks” comes from a movement of guerrilla warriors who vowed not to cut their hair until Haile Selassie, former Emperor of Ethiopia was released from exile after leading the resistance against the Italian invasion. The warriors hair became matted and began to lock over time. Because the warriors with locks in their head were “dreaded” the term “dreadlocks” came to fruition.
The Elegant Senegal – in pictures
Mama Casset, Studio African Photo, Dakar, Senegal, c1950-60. The Elegant Senegal of the First Half of the 20th Century is an exhibition of images taken by renowned Senegalese photographer Mama Casset in the 1950s and an unknown photographer, on at the Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, until 26 August
Richard Avedon (1923-2004) set new precedents in fashion and portraiture for nearly seven decades. His interest in performance began in the 1940s and 1950s with his early photographs of leading models in designer clothing for magazines such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Taking his models out of the studio, Avedon combined the sophistication and glamour of haute couture with the excitement of modern life he celebrated in the streets of Paris, Rome, and New York --- and PALM SPRINGS!