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 […]

Moments: Joy of Freedom

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Black & White, Haiti, Stories, Vodoun | No Comments
Moments:  Joy of Freedom

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She speaks my voice

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Black & White, Haiti, Photography, Vodoun | No Comments
She speaks my voice

Lakou Badjo, Gonaïves:  2015 anniversary of the founding of the Lakou by Badjo Pady – Nago ceremony for Ogou Batagari © Sokari Ekine   She speaks in silent voices, my love. Like the cardinal bird, kissing it’s own image. Li Pale vwa mwin. Flapping wings, fallen change Broken bottles, whistling snakes And boom bang drums. She […]

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