Sokari Ekine

Photographer, Visual Artist
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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
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Copyright Sokari Ekine 2022
Date of Work May 2016 - May 2016
Updated Jan 2020
Topics Documentary, LGBTIQ+, Portraiture, Queer

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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