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Left: Ga'verri Jones-Collins, Charleston's grandson, 10, sits for a portrait below an air-brush painting of his great grandfather. Right: A comb Carlton and Juanita purchased at South of The Border in South Carolina, while traveling.
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on NPR: 'Strands of Love' Connects Generations Of An African-American Family
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Mar 15, 2019
Written by Amanda Morris

When you walk into Collin's Barber & Beauty Shop, it feels like home. There are family photos hanging on the walls, football helmets sitting on the shelves and relics from past generations on display.

Under a shelf stacked with hair products, tucked into a picture frame, is the first dollar the Collins family ever made from the barbershop on Aug. 3, 1970.

Over the decades, this barbershop in Syracuse, N.Y., has welcomed four generations of the Collins family, countless community members and, most recently, a New York-based photojournalist by the name of Shuran Huang.
 
 'Strands of Love' Connects Generations Of An African-American Family
For one year, New York-based photographer Shuran Huang followed the Collins family to church, baseball fields and their family-run barbershop.

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Originally from China, Shuran Huang (she/her) is a photographer who currently based in Washington, D.C. Shuran’s work focuses on memory, family, and heritage through moments of intimacy, reflecting on the missing connections in her childhood.
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