Black Looks - Including an African LGBTIQ+ Archive

Black & White, Crea(c)tive Senses

My interview with Berlin photographer An Paenhuysen

On train in New York

On train in New York

 

 

“When I discovered the blog Black Looks by Sokari Ekine I was disappointed: I arrived too late. Black Looks stopped just a year ago, in August 2014, and had been going on since 2004. The damn thing about it was that for the first time I encountered a blog that covered gender issues, human rights, and also art. I tried the “about” section and found out that, fortunately, Sokari Ekine is still kicking. Her new blog on Tumblr focusses on her own artistic work. That doesn’t prevent it from being a critical story, maybe not so much with words this time, but with images. Sokari Ekine’s activist engagement shows also in her books. She is the co-editor of African Awakenings (2011) and Queer African Reader (2012). And she is the editor of SMS Uprising: Mobile Phone Activism in Africa, this already in 2010, which I find quite visionary. If you want to hear Sokari Ekine’s voice you can check out her interviews on Sound Cloud”.   Continue reading here