Têtes de femmes

Publié le par Grand Beau et Riche Pays

La politique sur les têtes

A supporter of Congo's Vice-President, and Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD) presidential candidate Azerias Ruberwa, laughs at a party meeting in the capital Kinshasa, July 24, 2006. Historic elections are due to begin July 30 in the Democratic Republic of Congo to draw a line under a regional conflict that has killed some four million people, most from hunger and disease. REUTERS/Finbarr O` Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
Kabila supporter : A supporter of Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila(poster) looks back during an election campaign rally in Kinshasa's central district. (AFP/Gianluigi Guercia)
Coiffures pour la beauté des têtes
Pom-pom cut

This 1974 pom-pom style haircut, entitled Mpuk Epa, is one of Ojeikere's most iconic images. It is one of two currently on sale through an internet art dealing site. Ojeikere believes that hairstyles are one of the ways his country's culture has expressed itself.

Legendary hair

Nigerian photographer Okhai Ojeikere has been capturing some of the most outstanding African hairstyles since the late 1960s. His Hair Style project is perhaps his best known. This cone-shaped style, entitled Modern Suku, is from 1975.

One of 1,000

Etine Uton Eku, from 1971, is one of almost 1,000 haircuts that Ojeikere documented since beginning the Hair Styles series in 1968. The intention was partially to show how hairstyles reflect Nigeria's varied ethnic make-up - over 200 peoples, all with different traditions, live in the country.


Penny's coils

Ojeikere's photos are typically taken in everyday surroundings such as the street, in offices or at parties. This image, entitled Coiling Penny Penny, is from 1974.