The Egungun is transformed by female energy in this photographic essay
Nigerian artist Asiko confronts the Egungun tradition in this photographic story. The Yoruba masquerades are connected to ancestral reverence and the practice is male led with females forbidden from participation. Here though Egun are performed and embodied by women. “The images are about a mystical intersection of womanhood and culture, and how placing a female energy at the centre can create new narratives of subversion,” Asiko explains.