21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
My Story in Red

In “My Story in Red,” we embark on a transformative journey, redefining the narrative surrounding our cherished Nigerian traditional hats. These emblematic cultural symbols have long been confined to special occasions, harmonizing seamlessly with our traditional attire. Yet, what if we could break free from convention? This project challenges the norm, inviting us to embrace these magnificent hats in our everyday lives, a resplendent fusion of heritage and modernity.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Camera: Canon EOS R
Copyright: © Taiye Omokore