Photographs from the annual Maafa ceremony, which commemorates Africans who experienced the transatlantic journey aboard slave ships. Congo Square, New Orleans, 2018. Shot in Kodak Portra 160 35mm film.
Saidiya Hartman, Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery and Self-Making in Nineteenth Century America (1997)
Nina Simone, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” (Montreux, 1976)
Sylvia Wynter, “The Ceremony Must Be Found: After Humanism” (1984)
Rashauna Johnson, Slavery's Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions (2017)