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When photographer J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere passed away this February, he left behind an archive of over 10,000 photographs of his home country Nigeria. Ojeikere is most recognized for the black and white shots of elaborate, gravity-defying Nigerian hairstyles he started photographing in the 1950s, which were presented at last year’s Venice Biennale. Yet as one of the first photojournalists in Nigeria, having lived from 1930 through the country’s independence in 1960, military dictatorships, and village and city life, his perspective was much wider than fashion.