NEW WORK:: GRAY: GRAY

United States, 2019-presentGRAY is a photo and essay project that explores what a woman's personal choices about her aging hair means in the context of self, family, friends, co-workers, lovers, and partners. In GRAY, I focus on women at all stages of life, variously accepting or defying the identity imposed by age and hair color. Through collaboration with a diverse range of women, GRAY explores what motivates an individual's decision either to dye their gray hair or to {quote}let it go.{quote}Each portrait, and the interviews that accompany them, expanded my understanding of this complicated choice. And while all of these decisions are deeply personal, like many internal debates, the questions we ask ourselves reflect a wider societal dialogue about our appearance, our worth, and our place in the world. This is an ongoing portrait series. If you’re interested in being interviewed and photographed for this project please email: beth.rooney@gmail.com
GRAY

United States, 2019-present 

GRAY is a photo and essay project that explores what a woman's personal choices about her aging hair means in the context of self, family, friends, co-workers, lovers, and partners. In GRAY, I focus on women at all stages of life, variously accepting or defying the identity imposed by age and hair color. Through collaboration with a diverse range of women, GRAY explores what motivates an individual's decision either to dye their gray hair or to "let it go." 

 

Each portrait, and the interviews that accompany them, expanded my understanding of this complicated choice. And while all of these decisions are deeply personal, like many internal debates, the questions we ask ourselves reflect a wider societal dialogue about our appearance, our worth, and our place in the world.  

 

This is an ongoing portrait series. If you’re interested in being interviewed and photographed for this project please email: beth.rooney@gmail.com