Sokari Ekine

Documentary Photographer, Visual Scholar, Abolitionist
    
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Location: New Orleans
Nationality: Nigerian British
Biography: Sokari Ekine, Photography Sokari Ekine is a Nigerian British queer feminist and abolitionist who has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. Their work has been exhibited in such venues as:  4th Biennale of... read on
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Date of Work: 05/07/16 - 05/07/16
Updated: 01/23/20
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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 my life, however short it might be, priorities and omissions became strongly etched in a merciless light and what I most regretted were my silences. Of what had ever been afraid? To question or to speak as I believed I would have meant pain, or death. But we all hurt in so many different ways, all the time, and pain will either change or end. Death, on the other hand, is the final silence. And that might be coming quickly, now, without regard for whether I had ever spoken what needed to be said, or only betrayed myself into small silences, while I planned someday to speak, or waited for someone else’s words. And I began to recognize a source of power within myself that comes from the knowledge that while it is most desirable not to be afraid, learning to put fear into a perspective gave me great strength. "  “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action” 

The photos in this series speak to the transformation of silence into action whether through speech, words, images or performance by Queer, Black, and LatinX
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Black Joy With 360Fit

By Sokari Ekine / New Orleans, Louisiana — 360 Fit New Orleans is a group of Black womyn who come together every weekday morning and evening to elevate..
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The Bridge: Black Spaces for Action

By Sokari Ekine / New Orleans — Over the past three weeks, I have been posting short essay pieces on Altars in my home from home, New..
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We create altars

By Sokari Ekine — We are Black Queer, GNC, and Trans.  We Create Altars.  That's What We Do. Over the past three..
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Dominique "Rem'mie" Fells and Rich Milton

By Sokari Ekine — Two Black Trans Women, Dominique "Rem'mie" Fells and Rich Milton, were murdered this week...
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The Bridge: What Does It Take For Whiteness To See?

By Sokari Ekine & Alexis De Veaux / New Orleans — When I arrive In you I am the deeper Color heartwood And decay Resistant Call me cypress In this city I am..
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Offerings for Black Life

By Sokari Ekine — Coming from a place of healing and self-care is a political act that guides us to be focused and to move as..
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Experimental

By Sokari Ekine — What is now is the same as before | it just got changed
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Black Ecologies of the Spirit

By Sokari Ekine
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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..
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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..
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Blessol

By Sokari Ekine — Blessol Gathoni, a  Queer Social Rights Activist.   In conversation with Gathoni they talked..
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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..
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Salt: The Persistence of Blackness

By Sokari Ekine / Gonaïves, Haiti
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Haiti, People

By Sokari Ekine / Haiti
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Spirit Desire Vodou Shorts: 1 - Spirit Practice

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

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