Photo of a “Navajo Barber Shop”

Navajo Barber Shop

“Navajo Barber Shop” –  An Navajo Indian women dresses her husband’s hair as they sit on the desert floor in the open-air-living room. The man holds the string with which the women will bind his locks. Doing each others hair is a sign of affection for each other.

Photo and Caption by Josef Muench.

BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY: Josef Muench was born in Bavaria February 8, 1904. At the age of 11 he received his first camera and began a lifelong interest in capturing nature on film. He arrived in the United States with his brother in 1926 and eventually settled in Santa Barbara, California. In the 1930s, Muench began his long association with Arizona Highways Magazine. Josef Muench died in 1998.