2019 Projects in progress

2019 Projects in progress

As a way of exploring queerness and it’s relationship to spirituality and ritual practices and building on previous work, “Altars: Black Queer Spirit Work” will explore how we as black queer subjects engage with spiritual practice and create rituals as a way of formulating meaning; self-determining constructions of freedom and resistance through a constant state […]

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 […]

Photo Stories 2019 [8:] From the M Archives – 1

Photo Stories 2019 [8:] From the M Archives – 1

that was when the people realized there had to be something after giving up, because there were no more places to leave. what do you do with a plant of excuses, scarred in unwelcome, inviting only absence? X marks the spot: not here.  M Archive: After the End of the World by Alexis Pauline Gumbs […]

Photo Stories 2019 [7:] Nothing Matters

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019 in Conversations, Crea(c)tive Senses, Stories | No Comments
Photo Stories 2019 [7:] Nothing Matters

Nothing Matters is the title of a poem which inspired a collection of poems and other writings by the same name. The collection was released in March 2017. Nothing matters expresses the frustration with injustice in Jamaica and the coming to terms with the nature of life as a result of it. DJ Afifa <a […]

Photo Stories 2019 [4:] A Sum of Encounters by Emmanuel Iduma

Photo Stories 2019 [4:] A Sum of Encounters by Emmanuel Iduma

I met Emmanuel Iduma in November 2009 in Lagos.  We were both attending a week long writing workshop, I as facilitator and he as a participant. He was very young and had recently started the Nigerian literary journal Saraba along with his friend Dami Ajayi which has just celebrated ten years.  He was gentle, somewhat […]

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