J D Okhai Ojeikere at the Venice Biennale

Of all the pleasures I had this summer one of the highlights had to be my visit to Venice and of course, to La Biennale de Venezia.

Not only did I get a significant discount for “being the first Zambian of the year” on what had to be one the most beautiful of summer days but to cap it off, a selection of photographs by JD Okhai Ojeikere captured two of my favourite subjects; history and African hair. Nestled among a myriad of folk artists whose work captured the beautiful and the bizarre, his black and white prints stay etched in my memory.

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