Silver 2019 / People / Culture

Chroma: An Ode to J.D. Okhai Ojeikere

  • Prizes
    Silver in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Medina Dugger

Chroma: An Ode to J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, is a series which celebrates women’s hairstyles in Nigeria. The images are inspired by hair color trends in Lagos and by the late Nigerian photographer J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere. Nigerian hair culture is a rich and extensive process which begins in childhood. The methods and variations are influenced by social/cultural patterns, historical events and globalisation. Hairdos range from being purely decorative to conveying deeper, more symbolic understandings, revealing social status, age and tribal and family traditions.