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Photographer J.D. Okhai Ojeikere Celebrated With Style

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere-Abebe,-1975. Gelatin silver print(Details) . © J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris

J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere-Abebe,-1975. Gelatin silver print(Details) one of the images celebrating the style of this celebrated Nigerian  photographer. © J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris

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J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Abebe, 1975. Gelatin silver print. © J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris.

UNITED KINGDOM—In celebration of the life and works of J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, one of Africa’s celebrated photographer of the 20st century, an exhibition of his works will open at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham on September 27, 2014. Titled J.D. Okhai Ojeikere: Hairstyles and Headdresses, the show will feature some of   Okhai Ojeikere’s signature images of beautiful hair styles. These brilliantly composed images of elaborately sculpted hair style of Nigerian women captured in vividly composed black and white photographs are testament to the brilliance of this foremost African photographer who died early this year. Exhibition runs till January 11, 2015.

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