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Aki Choklat

Bush & Boots | 40″ x 50″ | Archival Giclee print | 2019

Artist Statement 

If I had to summarize my photography in one word, it would be BRAVERY. I always seek to photograph people who catch my interest and inspire me. When creating work, I give my subjects a space to present their uniqueness and let them express themselves freely. My work is never about me – it’s always about my subjects.
Aki designs his own eponymous label, in addition to ongoing design collaborations, as well as a high-end, made-to-order Privé collection that is based on his research. Aki Choklat shoes and bags have been sold in the US, UK, Japan, Canada and Europe, including retailers such as Barneys New York, Takashimaya, Harvey Nichols, Nano Universe in Tokyo, and Dover Street Market in London.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit

Artist Website + Social Media:

MR/QD Is Made Possible BY

Artists stipends made possible by Kresge Arts in Detroit

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About MR/QD

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is an art exhibition in June 2022 devoted to 77 years (1945-2022) of Detroit LGBTQ+ art 

The exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies, featuring established & emerging Detroit artists, as well as artists whose careers were shortened by HIV/AIDS.

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to promoting positive and meaningful images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through artistic and intellectual means. © 2023. All Rights Reserved.