Meet the Author:
Félix Pimenta,  São Paulo, Brazil

Ajamu

Ajamu

Ajamu is a fine art photographic artist and archive-curator whose work has been consistently shown in galleries, museums and alternative spaces throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. He is predominately known for black male portraits, self-portraits and studio-based constructed imagery. His work has been published in a wide variety of publications, critical art journals, and campaign materials and resides in many private and public collections worldwide. Through experimentation and risk taking, his practice challenges staid notions of identity politics, recognition and representation. This approach, combined with the unquestionable beauty and the intensity of his 'playful yet serious’ imagery, produces some of the most moving and insightful images/collaborations on both black and queer lived experiences in contemporary Britain.

Amizade como ativismo / Friendship as Activism

Ajamu, London, United Kingdom 
Cláudio Bueno, São Paulo, Brazil 
Félix Pimenta, São Paulo, Brazil 
Flip Couto, São Paulo, Brazil 
João Simões, São Paulo, Brazil 

This piece opens with excerpts from Ajamu’s journal, talking about his process as an ArtsEverywhere artist in residence working with Black queer communities in New York, São Paulo and Toronto. It then continues with Ajamu in conversation with Cláudio Bueno, Flip Couto, Félix Pimenta, and João Simões. New York, August 2017 1.1 Not quite got over my jet lag. I am staying at...