The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos has launched its Kickstarter Campaign to publish over 200 compelling images from Nigerian photographer J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere’s vast archive spanning over six decades of Nigeria’s history:
The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos announces that through its new publishing initiative Art-iculate it is producing an ambitious monograph on the Nigerian photographer J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere (1930-2014). The book will feature a selection of more than 200 photographs from the artist’s extensive archive. Exploring themes ranging from architectural studies, portraiture and fashion-related work to musical, theatrical and dance performances as well as his acclaimed Hairstyles project this new publication will feature a stunning collection of high-quality black-and-white photographs that bear witness to the critical role that photography has played in the history of Nigeria and throughout Africa.
After nearly five years of research and planning, the book is currently in its final stages of editing. Your support is needed as we enter the design and printing stages of production. The book is scheduled to launch in October 2014 at the 1:54 African Art Fair in London (16-19 October 2014)
Your contribution will go towards the cost of design, image and pre-printing production (necessary for the high quality printing) as well as the final printing and binding of the publication.
CCA Lagos engaging with Kickstarter’s global audience in order to be complete this project and also to develop alternative avenues for publishing in and from Africa that aren’t dependent on the major international art publishers and distributors.