Caribe Barber Shop

ANNE-KATRINE HANSEN

DOCUMENTARIST & VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGIST

CARIBE BARBER SHOP

In Los Sures, aka South Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, there is a barber shop on every block. At Caribe Barber Shop on Keap Street, Alejandro and his co-barber Jose listen to music from the Dominican Republic while chatting with their loyal customers, just as they have done since Alejandro came to New York in the 1960’s and opened the shop. The customers, mostly of Dominican descent themselves, gladly travel a long way to get to Caribe: “John is the best” a man says while John works on his hair with surgical precision. It amounts to $12.

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