Sokari Ekine

Photographer, Visual Artist
      
The Empty Quarter - Covid-19
Location: Richmond VA
Nationality: Nigerian British
Biography: Sokari Ekine, Photography Sokari Ekine is a Nigerian Black British genderqueer feminist  who has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States. Their work has been exhibited in such venues as the 4th Biennale of... MORE
Covid-19 News Spotlight
The Empty Quarter - Covid-19
sokari ekine
May 30, 2020
The Empty Quarter:  The Mississippi River  in the Time of Covid-19

New Orleans is one of the major epicenters of Covid19 in the USA with the second-highest death rate per capita.      Like many other cities with significant Black populations, the impact of Covid-19 has overwhelmingly affected our cities, black residents.  This is not surprising given New Orleans is one of the most segregated cities with unequal access to health, housing and education. New Orleans has been my home since 2017 and the city has given me joy and creativity, love, and community.  My heart is here and I like other New Orleanians miss our vibrant, festival loving Diasporic city.   I take daily walks with my dog companion and these are just a few photos from our city walks during the Covid-19 #stayhome.
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