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Photography by Ajamu X

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Black Boy on the Verge of Suckling Fish-Christ ( Anthony Badu, Writer, Film Maker and Artistic Director of flat 70) October 2020
Anthony Badu, October 2020
Seyon Amosu, January 2020

Ajamu is an artist–scholar, archive curator and radical sex activist with a 25-year track record of exhibiting in museums, galleries and alternative spaces across Europe, North America, the Caribbean, South Africa and the UK. His philosophical-political-aesthetic includes portraiture, self-portraiture, and working with early analogue printing processes which unapologetically celebrate both black and queer bodies, the erotic sense[s], pleasure as activism and difference. His work has appeared in a wide variety of publications and critical journals worldwide.He is the co-founder of the award-winning community-based charity rukus! Federation and the rukus! Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer + Archive and one of a few leading specialists on Black British LGBTQ+ history, heritage and cultural memory in the UK.He studied at the Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht and is currently a part-time PhD candidate in the School of Arts and Humanities, Royal College of Art.