Khadija Saye (1992–2017) explored notions of traditional African spirituality and ritual as embodied practices to overcome trauma and despair. Though exhibited as silkscreen prints, the self-portraits constituting in this space we breathe (2017–2018) were initially rendered as wet plate collodion tintypes. For Saye, the materiality of submerging the collodion plate in a silver nitrate tank called to mind the spiritual cleansing of baptism. The dream- like, hazy, mystical figures of these self-portraits transform artefacts of her Gambian and mixed-faith heritage into objects of healing. Also on view is Untitled (2013), an original print from the series ‘Crowned’ which celebrates Afro- Caribbean female hairstyles and interrogates what is perceived as universally and historically natural.