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Hair stories is a series of portraits and oral narratives

that have been excerpted looking at the psychology of women’s hair.

Photographer Rohina Hoffman explores the power of hair

and uses it as a platform for connection with her subjects and viewers.


Behind the scenes look at Hair Stories, a photography project shot by Rohina Hoffman, a fine art portrait photographer from Los Angeles CA. Video shot and filmed by Debra Matlock.

News & Updates


Daily Beast Feature

Hair Stories was featured on the Daily Beast website. Check it out!

“Much More Than a Blow-Dry: Women Reveal How They Really Feel About Their Hair.”

Visit the Daily Beast website.


Listen to the interview on WNYC on the Brian Lehrer Show

Rohina Hoffman, fine art photographer, neurologist and author of Hair Stories (Damiani, 2019), explores the significance of women's hair through her art and interviews with women of varying ages and ethnicities.

Click here to listen.


Closing reception of Hair Stories

Come meet photographer Rohina Gandhi-Hoffman '90 MD '94 and enjoy refreshments on the final night of this exhibition.

Dr. Gandhi-Hoffman photographed and interviewed nearly three dozen women about their hair, revealing deeply personal feelings related to their identity, religious beliefs, personality and more. Fifteen of these portraits have been on display at the Warren Alpert Medical School.

She will also be signing copies of her companion book, Hair Stories, which contains 92 pages of full-color reproductions of the images and excerpts from each woman's story.

Books may be purchased at the event, or on this website.

Friday, May 24
6 - 7:30 p.m.

Warren Alpert Medical School
Herbert M. Kaplan Atrium, First Floor
222 Richmond Street
Providence, RI 02903