Claim to Fame: Bare Men - a male nude photography series
Latest Series: Interracial Couples Documentary Series
Curatorial Debut (upcoming): Bare Men: The Group Show
Current Personal Project: SHE Rides - a Female Biker Portrait Series
Fun Fact: All images for her first solo exhibit, Man. Toy., were shot on a Samsung Glyde phone
Future Career Milestone: Shooting a spread for the ESPN Body Issue
Abigail is available for commissions and freelance assignments. She is currently based in New York City.
Abigail Ekue is a New York-based photographer. Her primary body of work includes portrait, editorial and nude photography with a focus on gender, social representation, body positivity and sexuality. Abigail holds up the mirror to her clients, helping them see the beautiful nuances and emotions of everyday life through evocative storytelling through my photos.
Abigail is the photographer behind the ‘Bare Men’ series. The male nude photography series is a honest, poignant, sometimes playful and vulnerable portrayal of the male nude body. The series features full-frontal nudity and is her response to the double standard of female vs male nudity in art and photography. She continues to add to her ‘SHE Rides’ portrait series featuring female motorcycle riders across the US. Her ‘Interracial Couples Project’ is a new series that includes portrait photography and has her stepping out of her comfort zone into the realm of video.
Abigail Ekue Photography has been exhibited in the Museum of the City of New York, Musée du Louvre and the Erotic Heritage Museum. She's also held solo exhibits of her ‘Man. Toy.’ and ‘Bare Men’ photo series.
Her work has been published in PAPER, The Huffington Post, Time Out New York, L'Oeil de la Photographie, Flavorwire, WideWalls, Refinery29 along with various publications in the US, UK, France, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany and India. Abigail Ekue's work has been cited in graduate thesis on vulnerable masculinity and research on the differences in the depiction of males versus females in fashion photography.
Abigail has worked with photography clients in numerous US cities including Atlanta, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Albuquerque, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tucson, Boston, Houston, San Diego, Montreal (CA) among others. She also leads a number of photo excursions for photographers of all levels and travelers in New York City.
2018 "Behind The Lens: Bare Men", JustMe, ZoominTV
2017 Artist of the Month, "Bare Men", Erotic Heritage Museum, Las Vegas, NV
2016 "Bare Men Pop-Up exhibit" (solo show), The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 The Body Collection, Exposure Award Digital Display, Musée du Louvre, Paris, FR
2013 Rising Waters 2.0., Museum of the City of New York, Superstorm Sandy Photography Exhibition Open Call
2010 Grand Prize Winner, Spike Lee's "BK Loves MJ" Photo Contest
2009 Man. Toy. (solo exhibit), Body Archive Gallery, NY