The ultimate mix-master, Saddi Khali is a nationally respected New Orleans-born poet, performance artist, and photographer. He has worked for the last 20 years to blend the most effective mix of art and activism. As a critically acclaimed poet, his writings have been published in numerous national journals and anthologies, including Dark Eros, Beyond the Frontier, and Be a Father to Your Child. As a performer, Saddi has been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and he has headlined at the Apollo Theater’s Salon Series (with Toni Blackman). For two years, he also toured nationally with the traveling theater experience, UPROOTED: The Katrina Project.
Most recently, Khali’s emergence on the field of photography has been groundbreaking. His images have been featured in ESSENCE Magazine and on the cover of the Random House book, Triksta and the instruction book, The Naked and The Lens. In 2009, Khali also served as the official photographer for the Featherperm Records’ European Tour. He has exhibited his images across the U.S., and debuted Remember Peace/Remember Pleasure, his work with famed folk vocalist Nakia Henry, at the Casa Frela gallery in New York City and then ReCalling Peace at the Red Creative Gallery in Atlanta. Khali is the founder of Medicine Media, a non-profit organization created to develop and promote culturally competent images of people of color through the strategic use of art and media.