The Gatekeepers is a mixed media project that consists of a collection of portraits and stories of Black and Brown queer, gender non-conforming, and trans practitioners of the Lucumi, Palero, and Candomble tradition. The project will explore belonging, queer visibility, spiritual reclamation and journey, and intersections of queer preservation and African religious culture of practitioners in New Orleans and in the global South (Southeast U.S., Cuba, Brazil). The culminating project will also consist of a digital zine and exhibition launch at the Neighborhood Story Project.
Artist: The Gatekeepers
New Orleans, LA
Award Amount: $1500 Research & Development