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April Byrd

April Byrd

Artist Work

American MEE by LadyByrd
2015
Photo on Canvas
20 x 16
Perceptions by LadyByrd
2018
Digital photo on canvas
18 x 23
Wisdom by LadyByrd
2018
photo on Canvas
20 x 16
I AM NOT MY HAIR by LadyByrd
2017
Mixed Media on Canvas, Digital photo Hand Painted
36 x 24 split panel canvas
Fragile Balance by LadyByrd
2018
Photo on Canvas
24 x 18
Acceptance by LadyByrd
2012
Canvas 13 x 18

Artist Information

County
Prince George's County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Bio

April "LadyByrd" Byrd is an entrepreneur, inventor and a Disabled US Navy Veteran, from Paterson NJ. After serving our country honorable for 8 years, she and her family settled in the Washington DC metropolitan area. 

April has been a photographer for more than 20 years. She felt the need for more positive imagines of Blacks in America. So she added her voice through her photography. She dusted off her camera and went to work, pursuing her passion for photography.  It didn’t take long for April to find a neiche and fill it. Her life experiences have culminated in her establishing and sharing this thought-provoking series entitled "I AM NOT MY HAIR". 

April randomly throughout her daily routine where ever she may be would approach strangers with natural hair and request permission to photograph them.