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Ojeikere, J. D. 'Okhai 1930-2014

Works: 21 works in 40 publications in 4 languages and 227 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  History 
Roles: Author, Artist, Illustrator
Classifications: TR647, 391.509669
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J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere : photographs by J. D. 'Okhai Ojeikere( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in French and English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other aspect of fashion is as fleeting and ephemeral as hairstyles. Whereas we might ponder the length of hemlines and the fabric du jour, hair often escapes the passionate fashionista's fastidious and discerning gaze. J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere (born 1930), who worked as an advertising photographer for most of his life, has documented the hairstyles of his native Nigeria in painstaking detail for over thirty years. Plaited, braided, in buns, in towering tresses: In Ojeikere's photographs hair reveals its sculptural qualities. His deceptively simple, classically composed photographs display hairstyles as a sheer play of forms-minimal, abstract, transient artworks. But Ojeikere's photographs do not merely purvey aesthetic pleasures. They provide and unexpected insight into Nigerian culture. Detailed captions tell us by whom and for which occasion a particular hairdo was worn, leading the reader into a previously unfamiliar social milieu. In an exhaustive text Ojeikere recounts his life as a photographer, giving us a glimpse of the nascent African mass media culture of the 60's and 70's
VoyageRetour : Rolf Gillhausen, Germaine Rull, Robert Lebeck, J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, Malick Sidibé, Wolfgang Weber; An exhibition presented by Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; [in conjunction with the Exhibition VoyageRetour by the Photography Department at the Museum Folkwang, Essen, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, Lagos, Federal Government Press, Lagos, Lagos Island, Nigeria, 17 November 2013-1 December 2013] by Museum Folkwang Essen( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The intention of the Museum Folkwang's VoyageRetour exhibition is to make scenes and images from the 1920s up until the period of decolonisation and independence in Africa accessible to a wider audience both in Germany and in Africa"--Supplement poster
Nigerian traditional haistyles : catalogue of the photoexhibition held at the Goethe-Institut Lagos, February 3-16, 1996 by J. D. 'Okhai Ojeikere( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photographies by J. D. 'Okhai Ojeikere( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere : photographs
Alternative Names
J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere fotograaf uit Nigeria (1930-2014)

J. D. 'Okhai Ojeikere fotograaf uit Nigeria (-2014)

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere fotògraf nigerià

J.D. Okhai Ojeikere fotografo nigeriano

J.D.'Okhai Ojeikere nigerianischer Fotograf

J. D. 'Okhai Ojeikere photographe nigérien

Ojeikere, J.D. 'Okhai

Ojeikere, Johnson Donatus Aihumekeokhai 1930-2014

Ojeikere, Okhai 1930-2014

Ojumu Emai 1930-2014

'Okhai Ojeikere, J. D. 1930-2014