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 […]

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 […]

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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Spiritual Breathing, 1.

Spiritual Breathing, 1.

I recently sat down with Kagendo Murungi to discuss my photo documentary on Haitian Vodoun “Spirit Desire: – Resistance, Imagination and Sacred Memories in Haitian Vodoun”.  Kagendo filmed the conversation and we now have 5 clips which are part of my fundraising campaign for the documentary [Would be great if you can support this, small amounts […]

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