28/04/2023 - 02/09/2023
Contemporary - Photography
Ajamu - The Patron Saint of Darkrooms
Wed: 11-6pm; Thu: 11-9pm (Late Opening); Fri: 11-6pm; Sat: 12-6pm
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.
Ajamu’s evocative photographs present the lives and experiences of himself and those around him. From charged self-portraits to tender depictions of lovers, spirited images of friends to objects that his sitters use, The Patron Saint of Darkrooms foregrounds the community that has fostered an environment embracing the politics of pleasure. Since the 1980s, Ajamu has sought to use sensuality and desire as a creative practice, liberating representations of the black queer body.
Shoreditch Rivington Pl, EC2A 3BA