June 18, 2013
Think I’ll skip the hat today:
Photos by J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere chronicling sculpted and braided hairstyles in Nigeria over the last four decades are in “The Encyclopedic Palace,” the main exhibition at the Venice Biennale. His show ”Sartorial Moments and the Nearness of Yesterday" opens Thursday at the Museum of the African Diaspora, in San Francisco.  
J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Onile Gogoro or Akaba, HairDo 273/75,1975. Encyclopedic Palace. ©J.D. ‘OKHAI OJEIKERE AND COURTESY FIFTY ONE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY.

Think I’ll skip the hat today:

Photos by J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere chronicling sculpted and braided hairstyles in Nigeria over the last four decades are in “The Encyclopedic Palace,” the main exhibition at the Venice Biennale. His show ”Sartorial Moments and the Nearness of Yesterday" opens Thursday at the Museum of the African Diaspora, in San Francisco.  

J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Onile Gogoro or Akaba, HairDo 273/75,1975. Encyclopedic Palace. ©J.D. ‘OKHAI OJEIKERE AND COURTESY FIFTY ONE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY.

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