Sokari Ekine

Documentary Photographer, Visual Scholar
      
Blessol
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
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Blessol
Credits: sokari ekine
Date of Work: 08/01/15 - 08/07/15
Updated: 01/23/20
Blessol Gathoni, a  Queer Social Rights Activist.  In conversation with Gathoni they talked about seeing,  not just perspectives, scopes and lens but seeing in real depth. Here I see and Gathoni sees, that I see.[envira-gallery id=”2770″]All the photos were taken in Brasilia during the Marcha Das Mulheres Negras, the week of 18th November 2015.
As Africans,
In as much as we are separated, killed, taken
We will remainThis land- with its heart, pulse, and arteries, rivers,
landscapes and seas of stories that entail lifetimes
informed by generations of our people- will remain.I have come to realize there are no “specific/ absolute”
routes to connecting with your ancestry, just a willingness
to take a walk, share and be with them.
Acknowledge their struggle. And the many ways we are
entangled in these struggles.Give or offer a continuity to them.
In whatever ways you (we) can.”To Sokari:
Remain well, loved and free
Gathoni JBlessol
Queer Social Rights Activist
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Alexis

By Sokari Ekine — Alexis De Veaux : the first in the series Queer as in  Fearlessness.   This is the story my grandfather told Membrane This is not the..
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Max

By Sokari Ekine — QUEER LIKE THE FEARLESSNESS TO IMAGINE "In becoming forcibly and essentially aware of my own mortality, and of what I wished and wanted for in..
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Alexis and Sangodare

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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Steven

By Sokari Ekine — Steven Fullwood is an archivist and queer activist.  In 1999 whilst working at the Schomburg in New York, he founded the Black Gay &..
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Experimental

By Sokari Ekine — What is now is the same as before | it just got changed
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Salt: The Persistence of Blackness

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Haiti, People

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Spirit Desire Vodou Shorts: 1 - Spirit Practice

By Sokari Ekine — “SPIRIT DESIRE: - RESISTANCE, IMAGINATION & SACRED MEMORIES IN HAITIAN VODOUN” “Spirit Desire” is a celebration of..
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Takasa: Rescuing our truths through cleansing & consciousness

By Sokari Ekine — May/June 2017 I visited the coastal region of Kenya in a joint collaboration with Kenyan QLGBTI activist, Laura Wangari. Specifically, we visited,..
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