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 [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 […]

Photo Stories 2019: [3] Spirit Desire Interviews [Video]

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in Conversations, Crea(c)tive Senses, Video, Vodoun | No Comments
Photo Stories 2019: [3] Spirit Desire Interviews [Video]

The following video clips are from a 2016 conversation between myself and Kenyan Filmmaker, Kagendo Murungi. Kagendo transitioned on December 27th, 2017 at her home in Harlem, New York. RIP dear warrior sister! December 7th 1971 to December 27th 2017     Continue watching Spirit Desire interviews here

Photo Stories 2019 [2] Mothers and Sons

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Conversations, History, Photography, Stories | No Comments
Photo Stories 2019 [2] Mothers and Sons

Stranger Fruits is a series by photographer Jon Henry   created as a response to the killing of African American men by police. “The series uses the motif of the pietà—a depiction of the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus—as a means to examine a never-ending American tragedy. The pietà as a form captures both […]

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