Abigail Ekue is a NYC-based author and photographer specializing in editorial photography. Her voyeuristic style captures the beautiful nuances of everyday life. Starting her photography career with a Grand Prize win in Spike Lee's BK Loves MJ photo contest, she's gone on to exhibit in The Museum of the City of New York and Musée du Louvre, participate in various group exhibitions and has been published in various online and print publications.

She is the author of The Darker Side of Lust (1st, 2nd edition) and Exhaust Pipes under her publishing company, Native Creative Press. Her writing career began as a health, fitness and nutrition freelance writer. On her blog she covers sex, dating & relationships, pens revealing personal essays and emotionally direct rants. Ekue owns and operates Native Creative Concierge, a private excursion service and is the creator of the natural hair t-shirt brand, Don't Pet The Fro™. 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017   “Bare Men”, Artist of the Month, Erotic Heritage Museum, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2016   “Bare Men Pop-Up Exhibit”, The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2009   “Man. Toy.”, The Body Archive Gallery, New York, NY

BOOKS

  • 2017   Bare Men: January to June (ebook)
  • 2016   Bare Men: The B Roll (ebook)
  • 2016   Bare Men (hardcover limited collector's edition)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015   Autumnal Group Show; artHouse.nyc, SoHo, NY
  • 2015   “You’ve Got Mail!” Summer Show, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015   Body Collection; Exposure Award, Musée du Louvre, Paris, FR
  • 2014   See Me Takeover; Times Square, NY (See Me, LIC, NY)
  • 2013   Rising Waters 2.0; Museum of the City of New York, New York
  • 2013   Creatives Rising; See Me Exhibition Space, LIC, NY
  • 2013   The Story of the Creative; See Me, Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

 PUBLICATIONS

  • 2016   “Bare Men” (spread), Math Magazine, Issue Three
  • 2015   The Naked and the Lens, Second Edition: A Guide for Nude Photography, Lou Benjamin, Focal Press
  • 2014   Succulent SexCraft: Your Hands-On Guide to Erotic Play and Practice, Sheri Winston, Mango Garden Press
  • 2014   “Bare Men” (spread), Pleasurez Erotic Magazine (DK), Fall 2014 Issue
  • 2014   “Meet Abigail Ekue our first female photographer”, Featured Photographer, GoNaked Magazine, November Issue
  • 2013   “Talk to Me About Shame”, Chris Corbo, Time Out New York
  • 2012   “In Sandy’s Wake, Some Restaurants Suffer Mounting Losses, While Others Prosper”, Ann Binlot, BlouinArtinfo.com
  • 2012   “Scenes from After Sandy: Food Folks Keep Serving, Help Out”, Serious Eats
  • 2012   “Go Hard”, Corset Magazine, Issue #4 – Kink & BDSM
  • 2011   “The Sensual Tableau Vivant”, Abby Wilcox, Live FAST Magazine

  PRESS

  • 2017 “An Interview with Abigail Ekue”, Erotic Review (UK)
  • 2017 “Abigail Ekue: Men Behaving Nakedly”, Erotic Review (UK)
  • 2017 “Bare Men Exhibit in Las Vegas”, Queerguru
  • 2017 “Inside One Female Photographer's Mission to Normalize the Nude Male Body”, Priscilla Frank, The Huffington Post
  • 2017 “Revealing a Social Media Strategy for Erotic Art”, Artist Interview, Follow Magazine
  • 2017  “Abigail Ekue – The Female Gaze”, Itchy Silk
  • 2016  “27 Powerful Photo Stories That Captured Our Attention This Year”, Katherine Brooks, The Huffington Post
  • 2016   Nackte Männer, Hinter den Kulissen” (interview and spread), Janina Gatzky, Séparée, No. 11
  • 2016   “Las imperfecciones del cuerpo son el nuevo erotismo del detalle”, Julieta Sanguino, Cultura Colectiva (MX)
  • 2016   “Bare Men: Artist Captures Nude Men of All Ages, Shapes, and Sexuality in This Beautiful Photo Series”, Debiparna Chakraborty, Vagabomb (IN)
  • 2016   “Abigail Ekue's Bare Men”, Queerguru
  • 2016   Exclusive Interview: Abigail Ekue, HUF Magazine, Issue 54
  • 2016   “[NSFW] A Photographer Depicts Men at Their Most Vulnerable”, Diana Shi, The Creators Project
  • 2016   “A Woman Photographed 500 Naked Men To Normalize The Nude Male Body”, Priscilla Frank, The Huffington Post
  • 2016   “500 Männer, 500 Körper”, Hanno Stecher, Männer Magazine (DE)
  • 2016   "NSFW: See Images From “Bare Men”, a New Photo Book on Male Nudity", Suzannah Weiss, PAPER
  • 2016   “The Real Beauty of the Naked Male Body”, Vasilis Thanopoulos, Antivirus Magazine (GR)
  • 2016   “Bare Men Fotografien von Abigail Ekue” (interview and spread), Feigenblatt (DE), No. 30 - Scham
  • 2016   “These 15 Photos Celebrate Real Men in All Their Raw Glory”, Shalin Jacob, ScoopWhoop (IN)
  • 2016   “New York : Abigail Ekue, Bare Men”, L’Oeil de la Photographie (FR)
  • 2016   “Subverting the Censorship of Male Nude Photography, Abigail Ekue Brings Bare Men to a Pop-Up Show”, Natalie P, WideWalls (CH)
  • 2016   “Bare Men” Photography Book by Abigail Ekue | NSFW Images”, Accidental Bear
  • 2016   “New Gallery! Abigail Ekue’s Bare Men”, GabiGirl, Naked Men Happy Women
  • 2015   “I’m Totally Into This Photo Series of Naked Men”, Lola Lovely, Erotic Scribes
  • 2015   “13 Vulnerable Photos of the Most Average Naked Men You’ll Ever See”, Christine Schoenwald, Your Tango
  • 2015   “12 Honest, Vulnerable (NSFW) Photos of Naked Men”, Sara Coughlin, Refinery29
  • 2015   “The Intimacy of the Male Nude – The Bare Men Series by Abigail Ekue”, Provoke! (NSFW), Angie Koridc, WideWalls (CH)
  • 2014   “Abigail Ekue: Bare Men”, Erotic Review (UK)
  • 2014   “Bare Men”, Mouth&Mouth Magazine
  • 2012   Featured Photographer: Abigail Ekue, Dead Dear
  • 2009   “The Dildo: A Photo Exhibit”, Parle Magazine

Full CV on abigailekue.com