Cultural Coifs: Rich Nigerian Tradition Captured in Bold Hairstyle Images

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  • Udoji HD 838/75, 1975
  • Onile Gogoro Or Akaba, HD 275/75, 1975
  • Ife Bronze HD 323/72, 1972
  • Pineapple HD 14/69, 1969
  • Shangalti, NES 306/71, 1971
  • Hair-Raising Works of Art
  • Modern Suku HD 916/75, 1975
  • Mkpuk Eba HD 694/74, 1974
  • Star Koroba HD 229/71, 1971
  • Atiai HD 262/70, 1970

Pineapple HD 14/69, 1969

“All these hairstyles are ephemeral. I want my photographs to be noteworthy traces of them,” Ojeikere told My Modern Met. “I always wanted to record moments of beauty, moments of knowledge. Art is life. Without art, life would be frozen.”

(Photo: J.D. Okhai Ojeikere/Courtesy of Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp)

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