Local 706 - The Artisan

Fall 2019

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Above: Director Kasi Lemmons with actors Zackary Momoh, Cynthia Erivo and Vanessa Bell Calloway. Left: Applying finishing touches to Erivo. Photo courtesy of Angie Wells As the department head make-up, my challenge for the film was a total transformation for the glamorous Cynthia Erivo, who plays Harriet, by creating a realistic look that would support the character's journey. My goal was to create make-up looks that were true to history. This required endless research, especially into the lives of people who were enslaved and of course, Harriet Tubman.

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