Khalik Allah

Khalik Allah News: Khalik Allah in BLIND, July  6, 2023 - J.P. Sniadecki

Khalik Allah in BLIND

July 6, 2023 - J.P. Sniadecki

...This conversation was recorded in my home in Chicago in January 2023. Khalik was wrapping up a short residency with us at Northwestern, and we were sitting by a fire with my dog, Mogu, in the mix....

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Khalik Allah News: KHALIK ALLAH new film IWOW in JUXTAPOZ Magaine, March  1, 2021


March 1, 2021

Khalik Allah’s latest film "IWOW: I Walk on Water", focuses on the artist’s longtime muse Frenchie, a 60-something schizophrenic, homeless Haitian man, who he becomes increasingly intertwined with. Allah, whose previous moving image work includes 2018’s "Black Mother", also turns the camera on himself to document a turbulent romantic relationship and grapple with personal notions of spirituality and mortality – all inquiries about which he gathers advice from charismatic confidants including Fab 5 Freddy, members of the Wu-Tang Clan, and, in deeply moving exchanges, his own mother. On the motivations behind his image-making practice, Allah says “My objective hasn’t changed, it’s always been to keep it real with myself; to stay true to my vision and to have the courage to express it cinematically. "IWOW" is a sort of first-person documentary poem; a statement of my artistic integrity and my uncompromising dedication to the streets.”

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Khalik Allah is featured in the new Spring 2021 issue of the magazine.

Khalik Allah News: KHALIK ALLAH 2020 MAGNUM PHOTOS nominee , June 29, 2020


June 29, 2020

Magnum Photos welcomed Khalik Allah into the agency as a nominee. As an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members, Magnum has a structured process for introducing new members. Photographers first join the organization as nominees, before progressing to become associates, and then finally gaining admission to the Magnum collective as full life-long members.

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