Sokari Ekine

Documentary Photographer, Visual Scholar, Abolitionist
    
Steven
Location: New Orleans
Nationality: Nigerian British
Biography: Sokari Ekine, Photography Sokari Ekine is a Nigerian Black British genderqueer 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 the 4th... read on
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Steven
Credits: sokari ekine
Date of Work: 08/01/15 - Ongoing
Updated: 01/22/20

Steven Fullwood is an archivist and queer activist.  In 1999 whilst working at the Schomburg in New York, he founded the Black Gay & Lesbian Archive ” 
In The Life Archive” named in honor of Joe Beam, editor of “In The Life: A Black Anthology“.   Steven along with Charles Stephens is editor  of “Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call”  

“Haven’t we loved and lost?  Haven’t we been here and been queer? In 2013, though black men loving black men is still a revolutionary act it also remains a dangerous act.  There is no freedom without revolution and no revolution without danger. The danger in belonging to yourself. And we will not hide. We grieve those black gay men whose lives were ripped from us, violently, for there is no revolution without consequence.”  from Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call“

“Black queer folk make magic. Not the kind capitalism promises and lies about, but transcendent, sparkling, fingertips-softly-touching your cheek magic. Behind the expression, talent, and insights this funky energy thrives on its own cosmic terms. This amorphous thing I speak of breathes generations in the literal and creative sense. For each time a black queer body asserts itself, its sparkling lips speak of a new coming because it’s already here. Show up” Steven Fullwood,
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Red Bull Arts Microgrant - New Orleans Grantee

By Sokari Ekine — I am pleased to announce I was chosen for the August selection of the Red Bull Arts Microgrant for New..
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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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Max

By Sokari Ekine — QUEER LIKE THE FEARLESSNESS TO IMAGINE "In becoming forcibly and essentially aware of my own..
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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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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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