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Remembering Nigerian 'Hairstyles' Photographer J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere

Remembering Nigerian 'Hairstyles' photographer J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, who passed away February 2nd, 2014, at the age of 83.

Iconic Nigerian photographer J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere passed on Sunday, February 2nd, at the age of 83. Ojeikere, who first picked up a camera aged 20 and went on to become an active member of the Nigerian Art Council in the late 1960s, has been celebrated worldwide for his Hairstyles series, a collection of 1000+ photos of Nigerian hairstyles that have risen to an iconic status in the worlds of fashion and photography for their role in documenting a key aspect of Nigerian femininity. Above we remember Ojeikere's contribution to art, fashion and history through his photos of Nigerian hairstyles.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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