Amazing mid-century ‘hair sculptures’ of Nigerian women

Amazing mid-century ‘hair sculptures’ of Nigerian women

Nigerian photographer J.D. Okhai Ojeikere passed away in early February at the age of 83, but he left us a group of almost a thousand photographs that capture the varied and complicated hairdos of African women.

Ojeijkere took these photos during his everyday life, at his studio, at weddings and even stopping women on the street to capture the art made from their hair. He called these hairstyles “sculptures for a day” and his black-and-white photos capture an amazing variety of elaborate hair art. The series is simply entitled ‘Hairstyles’ and you can see a sampling of the massive collection below.J.D-Okhai-Ojeikere-Hairstyle-6-715x795 Share J.D-Okhai-Ojeikere-Hairstyle-5-715x728 Share jd-okhai-ojeikere Share J.D-Okhai-Ojeikere-Hairstyle-2-715x730 Share ojeikerevenice2 Share

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