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Traditional Nigerian hair braiding in the here-and-now

Medina Dugger is an American photographer who has lived in Nigeria since 2011. In Lagos she is represented by the gallery Art Twenty One. The series is called Chrome and is a tribute to the great Nigerian photographer J. D. Okhai Ojeikere (1930-2014), who shaped African photography like no other. Courtesy of Medina Dugger, Lagos 2017

Here are the works by J.D. Okhai Ojeikere that inspired Medina Dugger’s Chrome series.

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere (Nigerian, 1930–2014), Untitled (Modern Suku); Untitled (Mkpuk Eba)
Untitled (Mkpuk Eba), 1974 (left) and Untitled (Modern Suku), 1975 (right).
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Joseph and Ceil Mazer Foundation Inc. Gift, 2010 (2010.167, 2010.168)