Okhai Ojeikere

Okhai Ojeikere | the artist

The artist Okhai Ojeikere
Pseudonym: J. D. 'Okhai Ojeikere
Born 1930, Ojomo Emai, Nigeria.
Lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria, .
Style and technique of the artist: Photography, Documenta Kassel,

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J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere
There are hundreds of ethnic groups in Nigeria, each with its own language and traditions. Among other things which are part of these traditions are various hairstyles. These are determined by the social position of the family, and the artistic talent of the hair stylist…

J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere
His comprehensive work has developed into a unique documentary, ethnographical and anthropological source. One of his most well known projects is ”Hair Style”, which comprises almost 1 000 black-and-white images…

J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere
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J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere
Photography was was an exotic luxury. In 1950, he bought a modest Brownie D camera, and a neighbor taught him the rudiments of photography…

J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere
Ojeikere a vingt ans lorsqu’il découvre sa voie : la photographie. « C’est en 1950 que j’ai acheté à Enugu, pour deux livres, mon premier appareil, un Brownie D sans flash…

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