Sokari Ekine

Documentary Photographer, Visual Scholar
Location: New Orleans
Nationality: Nigerian British
Biography: Sokari is a Nigerian British feminist, photographer, visual scholar, writer, and activist.  She has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the US.  Her work focuses on decolonization, sexuality and sexual rights,... read on
2019 Projects in progress
sokari ekine
Mar 29, 2019
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 of reimagining queer realities.
Signs of Godis a series of digital collages in which I articulate the complicity of Christianity in the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade and the subsequent religious colonization  by various sects of the Christian church that continues on the continent today.   The images used in the creative process are from my own visual archive including most recently photographs made in Ghana and New Orleans.
Yabo Figuratively Speaking, presents a visual interpretation of the novel Yabo by Alexis De Veaux[2014, Redbone Press]
Ongoing work:  Ways of Dyingbegan in Haiti 2010, explores rituals of dying, death and afterlife in Haiti and New Orleans
  • Featured image from Studio B in New Orleans 2018.

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The Empty Quarter -

By Sokari Ekine — The Mississippi River  in the Time of Covid19 New Orleans is one of the major epicenters of Covid19 in the USA with the second highest death..

Working the Spirit: Rituals of the African Diaspora

By Sokari Ekine — EXHIBITION:  Working the Spirit: Rituals of the African Diaspora  is an exhibition curated by Dr. Sarah Clunis and presented at Xavier..
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AfroFuture, Ground Zero Exhibition

By Sokari Ekine — EXHIBITION : An exhibition showcasing contemporary work by artists, creatives, and designers engaging in the aesthetic of black spatial realities,..

Lovership, We Are Sacred Space. [Pride]

By Sokari Ekine — Julia Sangodare Roxanne Wallace and Alexis Pauline Gumbs – the fourth in the series transformation of silence into action whether through..
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Tales of the City - PRIDE

By Sokari Ekine — I'm proud to be included in the promotion of   #TalesOfYourCity , in my adopted home of New Orleans, where the series Tales of the City on..
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Queer! Like Fearlessness to Imagine

By Sokari Ekine — Celebrating PRIDE “Not queer like gay. Queer like, escaping definition. Queer like some sort of fluidity and limitlessness at once. Queer..

Exhibition: ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offering

By Sokari Ekine — Photoville Los Angeles   Photograph by Sokari Ekine from the Takasa series, queering the spiritual Kenya.   MFON: Women Photographers..
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Exhibition: Memento Mori

By Sokari Ekine — Memento Mori an exhibition on the fragility of human life. At the Second Floor Gallery, St Claude, New Orleans. May 11 to.June 28. My..
Books News

Book: Spirit Desire

By Sokari Ekine — For the past 18 months I have been working on producing my first photo book on Haitian Vodoun.    I began my  journey  as a..

Photo Stories 2019 [7:] Nothing Matters

By Sokari Ekine — Nothing Matters is the title of a poem which inspired a collection of poems and other writings by the same name. The collection was released in..
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