Holding it’s roots in the 19th century debutante ball, the American prom is renowned as one of the most important coming of age traditions. For a predominantly African American community such as Flint, Michigan, prom becomes more than a tradition. It becomes a community gathering filled with bursts of pride. Red carpets are rolled out and luxury vehicles line the main street. Young women are adorned in their finest jewelry and young men strut in their finest suits. Family members cheer and click away with their phones. After months of planning, these youth get one night to transform into royalty.
This is an ongoing project.