ARTIST SERIES

“Limitless Africans” is a documentary series about LGBTQ African immigrants in North America and Europe. Between 2013 and 2017, Owunna traveled to ten countries photographing and documenting the stories of over fifty LGBTQ African immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. This body of work utilizes framed portraiture to explore notions of diasporic African queerness and self-representation. All of the models select their clothing and adornment, and Owunna collaborates with them on posing and location to build a portrait specific to their geography and expression of queerness. Diverse in setting and framing, each image is a staged collaborative snapshot accompanied by an interview with the sitter. “Limitless Africans” was released as a published monograph in October 2019.