Black people need 2 see images of ourselves w/ humanity.

women beautiful regardless of size, shape or complexion. men strong, sensitive & loving. parents & children caring & happy. couples in love in warm intimate moments. us as lovers, sensual & sexy but not nasty even when we’re nasty. this is not 2 say that other folks dont need 2 see themselves in certain ways. but, i dont know those ways. i DO know how my folks r being fooled by & misrepresented in arts & media. & i DO know how its affecting us. so, all the work i do is in the intention of combatting that. i’ve been considering lately doing images of other folks, i can say they r not my immediate priority, tho.

The Saddi Khali is a nationally respected New Orleans-born poet, performance artist, and photographer. He has worked for the last 20 years to blend the most effective mix of art and activism. As a critically acclaimed poet, his writings have been published in numerous national journals and anthologies, including Dark Eros, Beyond the Frontier, and Be a Father to Your Child. As a performer, Saddi has been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. For two years, he also toured nationally with the traveling theater experience, UPROOTED: The Katrina Project. Most recently, Khali’s photography has been featured in ESSENCE Magazine and on the cover of the Random House book, Triksta and the instruction book, The Naked and The Lens. He has exhibited his images across the U.S. He is currently completing his debut coffee-table book, The Look of Love, on Runagate Press. Khali is the founder of Medicine Media, a non-profit organization created to develop and promote culturally competent images of people of color through the strategic use of art and media.

The Afrosensual Aesthetic is the GardenVoice that pushes the limits and deepens the perspective. It is still be done from a position of respect, pride and joy, but here we will be able to explore themes that don’t quite fit within the earthSista box. Its is a place for the sensual lovermakers and the premium cultivators. Check it out and share your thoughts and ideas and passions.

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1 Comment
  1. PassionPoet 6 years ago

    I totally agree. I love seeing the beautiful pictures of my people … that “Come” photo was so nice …. And the Brooklyn hills one…. I loved all these shots 🙂

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