The Desire of Spirits by Donald Molosi [Book Review]

Posted by on Sep 2, 2018 in Crea(c)tive Senses, Haiti, Photography, Vodoun | No Comments
The Desire of Spirits by Donald Molosi [Book Review]

The Desire of Spirits – a review of “Spirit Desire” photo book by Donald Molosi   In Spirit Desire: Resistance, Imagination and Sacred Memories in Haitian Vodoun, Sokari Ekine – through simultaneously real and surreal photography – invites the viewer into various stages of ritual in Haitian vodoun. Throughout the collection of photo essays, we […]

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 […]

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 […]

Circles of Grace

Circles of Grace

“The nature of Vodou is a bit like jazz : a negotiated conversation improvised between ourselves and telluric forces, variations of a theme.  We are free inside a bound framework.”   Fragment of Bones Inside the “Circles of Grace” are the Lwa………. “Circles of Grace” ©Sokari Ekine 2018 HAITI: In honour of the 300,000 souls who […]

Dance of Salt – Ayiti

Dance of Salt – Ayiti

Lost imagination. This is the scariest thing that has happened to me, scarier than cancer. It’s death I thought I had lost my imagination then I found it because I read this and I breathed “One of the most powerful modes of black belonging is metaphorized in the body’s sway under spirit possession”.  [ Nadia Ellis […]

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