Emerging visual artist Antonio M. Johnson is gearing up for the release of his book You Next: Reflections in Black Barber Shops. The book takes us on a visual journey through barber shops in Atlanta, Oakland, Indiana, Montgomery, Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, New Orleans, Memphis, and Antonio’s hometown Philadelphia. EARSTYLE.NET’s very own IMKBRAD caught up with Antonio before the release of his book to talk about the present, past, and future of the Black Barber Shop experience, the hardships of finding quality barbers when moving around, the upcoming Brandy VERZUZ Monica celebration, and more!
You Next: Reflections in Black Barber Shops is out globally at all book retailers September 1st 2020. The book is published by Lawrence Hill Books an imprint of Chicago Review Press. For more on the book visit @theyounextproject on instagram and visit Antonio M. Johnson’s official website antonio-johnson.com.