AKEM are my initials 馃嚚馃嚠 Elie @akem_photography
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This practice came in the late 19th century. The victims predominantly black men were subject to mutilation, hanging, burning and other ways a human body can be desecrated alive or dead. One of the many tools used by white supremacy and racist minds to alienate, control and destroy Black people and their communities. In the shadow of the night or broad daylight they had no shame bringing such tourment. No black men were spared this fate regardless of their age or status. Their names resonate across time from Emmett Till lynch at only 14 in 1955 and Richard Collin III as early as 2017 at 22. Countless names just in the Maryland DC area David Thomas1854 in Caroline County, Howard Cooper 1885 at 17 in Towson, Garfiled King 1898 at 18 in 1898 in Salisbury, George Armwood in 1933 at 22 in Princess Anne (source @Baltimoresun ) The trees, a relic of fear and sorrow, the trees that represent where their bodies would often end this traumatic ordeal, the lifeless trees that thrived with the blood of the mangled bodies hanging on its branches. The past is the past but it is our past, let us never forget it. The present is the momentum from the past thrusting us to the future, let's keep the momentum powerful. . . . Print available on @shopjoonafrica . Muse: @aggie_nes . . #blackhistory #blackeverymonth #supportblackbusinesses #photooftheday #supportblackart #Baltimoresun #africankillingit
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-2018- Somewhere on this earth there's a city. A pearl they call it. I've seen the greatest suffering, pain and unrest. But it is the place where I've seen the most beauty, joy, happiness and talent. A sanctum of creative minds and beautiful souls. The grass is greener, the sun is warmer, everything just feels... It is my home, it's Abidjan 馃嚚馃嚠. Location: Mus茅e des Civilisations de C么te d'Ivoire - Abidjan Artist: TBD #Abidjan #africaintourism #africandestinations #nikon #landscapephotography
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She is beauty, she is power she is wrath. A wind in your life but a storm in the world. Feel the sound of her wisk as she dissipates the evil around you. An hurricane is coming, she's coming馃拑馃従馃挩馃尙 . . Dress: @uzuricloset Muse: @mukac_ . . . #supportblackbusinesses #photooftheday #supportblackart #africankillingit #blackgirlmagic #blackbrand #africanfabric
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Revisit a best of 2019 with a freshness of 2020 in the link. The Yaram collection hosts the superb @yanjusofine_ and works by @lafalaisedionn . Take a new look at the body of the African woman and bodily emancipation. Book your shoot and let's make art. . . . . . . #akemphotography #akem4rebirth #afr#africankillingit #bla#blackgirlmagic #blackbrand #blackart #blackmodel #africanphotography #dmv#dmvmodel #dmvphotographer #webuyblack #nofi #photooftheday #locs #africanhair #africanspirit #blackhistory #BETair #nude #nudeart #africannude #freethenipples #viral #supportblackbusinesses #supportblackart #africankillingit #blackgirlmagic #melaninpoppin #melaninqueen #bodyart #dmv
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EXPRESSION . . A face and a smile. Gesture and composure. The expression of our affection, love and sadness. Communicate intimacy, care and passion. Let's create a culture of love and happiness amongst each other. @explayhouse with @mukac_ . . . .#akemphotography #akem4rebirth #africankillingit #blackgirlmagic #blackbrand #blackart #blackmodel #africanphotography #dmvmodel #dmvphotographer #webuyblack #nofi #photooftheday #locs #africanhair #africanspirit #blackhistory #BETair
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If you think that's hot then you're not ready yet. My next collections will go deeper and closer to our already known themes. I've been told my work is always on the dark side, it's about to get a lot darker and raw. Stay tuned馃き. With my favorite muse @mukac_ always a privilege to work with burning soul. Hair by @aggie_hair . . . . . #akemphotography #akem4rebirth #afr#africankillingit #bla#blackgirlmagic #blackbrand #blackart #blackmodel #africanphotography #dmv#dmvmodel #dmvphotographer #webuyblack #nofi #photooftheday #locs #africanhair #africanspirit #blackhistory #BETair #nude #nudeart #africannude #freethenipples #viral #supportblackbusinesses #supportblackart #africankillingit #blackgirlmagic #melaninpoppin #melaninqueen #bodyart #dmv
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