Ajamu Artist Newspaper: The Patron Saint of Darkrooms
Unapologetically celebrating black queer bodies and pleasure as activism
For more than 30 years, Ajamu has unapologetically celebrated black queer bodies, the erotic sense and pleasure as activism. He has been at the forefront of genderqueer photography, challenging dominant ideas around masculinity, gender, sexuality and representation of black LGBTQ+ people in the United Kingdom.
Published to accompany Ajamu's acclaimed exhibition The Patron Saint of Darkrooms, this beautifully produced newspaper features photographs by the artist and debuts his commission responding to the legacy of black queer photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode. New texts reflect on Ajamu's work, including: Black Trans Masculinities by Edwin Coomasaru, Pleasure for Pleasure’s Sake – Black Queer Erotica in the Archive by Jason Okundaye, and Out of the Darkroom and into an Infinite Possibility by Bindi Vora.
This is the only publication about Ajamu's work currently in print and is available exclusively from Autograph. Printed in a small run and signed by the artist.
Published by Autograph, 2023
265 x 410mm
Designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio
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