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  

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 […]

Spirit Desire and the Persistence of Blackness in Haitian Vodoun

Spirit Desire and the Persistence of Blackness in Haitian Vodoun

SOKARI EKINE’S “SPIRIT DESIRE” Presentation by Alexis De Veaux (“Black Portraitures III,” Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov 17-19, 2016) The series of photographs “made” by the Nigerian British, self-described black queer feminist photographer Sokari Ekine, beginning in 2013, in Haiti, usher in the photographer’s project, “Spirit Desire.” As codified by Ekine, the project attempts to document […]

Saida : “Dance the Secret”

Saida : “Dance the Secret”

Coming through the door We feel with and through our bodies But cannot see with our eyes Transitions Herbs, insense A healer needed to cross the water Slaughter a chicken for the Gods Silver coins and a clay pot Sweet taste of salt Sweet smell of dates Black seed oil, with white sand Islamic scriptures, […]

Takassa: rescuing our truths through cleansing & consciousness – Photo, Kenya

Takassa: rescuing  our truths through cleansing & consciousness – Photo, Kenya

“Takassa: rescuing our truths through cleansing & consciousness” is a visual and textual collaboration between myself and Kenyan QLGBTI activist, Layla Wangari   Two of twelve portraits in this series – June 2017. Images © Sokari Ekine In May/June 2017 I visited the coastal region of Kenya in a joint collaboration with Kenyan QLGBTI activist, […]

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