Images. Medina Dugger Celebrates Black Hair and Pays Tribute to J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere with ‘Chroma.’
Lagos, Nigeria-based photographer Medina Dugger honors the iconic work of Nigerian photographer J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere with her ongoing series “Chroma.”
Ojeikere, who passed away in 2014 after a lengthy career is best known for his black and white portraits featuring various black hair styles. He is estimated to have photographed over 1,000 different looks.
Chroma: An Ode to J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, is a celebration of traditional and contemporary braiding methods. The series takes more of a conceptual approach to Ojeikere’s documentary style and recontextualizes some of Ojeikere’s (and other) hairstyles to highlight current and imagined hair designs, celebrating the art of Nigerian hair culture.
via Medina Dugger Online.