Soft

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Crea(c)tive Senses, Photography, Portrait, Queer | No Comments
Soft

The softness of thought and light, on the borderlands of time and space. See me. I am here Click to enlarge Photos of Tia Banks [Black Girl Masculine] copyright Sokari Ekine 2018

MFON: “ALTAR: PRAYER, RITUAL, OFFERINGS”

MFON:   “ALTAR: PRAYER, RITUAL, OFFERINGS”

Excited to be part of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora  exhibition at the 7th annual PhotoVille in Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York.   13th – 23rd September, 2018 MFON will be exhibiting 40 women photographers from the African diaspora as part of their exhibition, ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offerings!  curated by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn  

Spirit Desire: Photo Book 2018

Posted by on Jul 21, 2018 in Crea(c)tive Senses, Haiti, History, Photography, Vodoun | No Comments
Spirit Desire:  Photo Book 2018

For the past 18 months I have been working on producing my first photo book on Haitian Vodoun.    I began my  journey  as a documentary photographer in 2013, six years after my initial encounter with Vodou.  I doubt the journey would have been possible without the presence of  my Lwa met tet  and my […]

Queering the Past Through Vernaculars of Futurity

Queering the Past Through Vernaculars of Futurity

I encountered Vodou as a queer Nigerian living and working in Haiti  between 2010 and 2016, in the midst of rampant evangelicalism and associated homophobia and anti-Vodoun violence.   In Vodoun I  discovered a black queer  space of beauty;  both historical and contemporary resistance;  the Black Atlantic, those Diasporic crossings that speak to the “Persistence of […]

Queer Black Love & Muscle in the Future

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Crea(c)tive Senses, NOLA, Queer, Stories | No Comments
Queer Black Love & Muscle in the Future

Just another Saturday with friends in Baton Rouge celebrating our Black Queer Life, Love, & Muscle   “Show me the power and I will feel the pride! I am a woman. And I think I have found my attitude. And I think, really it’s about: LET’S GET IT ON! [June Jordan”I Am Seeking an Attitude” […]

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