VIEW IN MY ROOM
This project was inspired by my experiences living as a black woman with Afro hair in a foreign country. It is not uncommon for black women and men to be stereotyped for wearing certain hairstyles, I for instance was told that I would not get a job if my hair did not look a certain way. The words hurt me but acted as a form of inspiration to me. This feeling of hurt led me to create this body of work which documents the art of Afro hair, in its many shapes and forms. It recognizes that hair is still used today as a means of labeling black people and aims to pay homage to the art of dressing hair in my home country of Nigeria. The body of work comprises a host of photographs taken across the city of Lagos. Some photographs document street style whilst others are close to home and depict ‘hairdressing’ in my own home.
Photography:Black & White on Paper
Artist Produced Limited Edition of:3
Size:24 W x 16 H x 0.1 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
Packaging:Ships Rolled in a Tube
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
Ojuolape Agbaje is a self-taught documentary, street and portrait photographer from Lagos, Nigeria focused on stories surrounding identity, cultural heritage and family life across the globe. Trained as a lawyer, her photography journey began in 2015 when she went on a photography walk around Lagos Island (famous for its Brazilian Quarters) in order to discover more about the city of Lagos' history. Since then, her work has been featured in Conde Nast Travel Magazine, Villa Mugnello, and platforms such as Culture Custodian and the Guardian. In 2019, she was selected to be an exhibiting artist of the Lagos Photo Festival 2019. Her work was also exhibited at No 3. Carnaby Street as part of a showcase curated by 21 Youth Street, a creative hub for emerging London talent. Ojuolape’s work documents the way people live in different cities around the world by capturing them in their natural elements.
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