FIERCE North West

Publish Date: 30/09/2013

Fierce Northwest Take Over

- celebrating black queer creativity and activism

5th October 2013 (2-6pm)

The Lesbian& Gay Foundation Community Resource Centre, No 5 Richmond Street, M1 3HF 

 

Artist/photographer Ajamu is extending his successful photographic project ‘Fierce’ to create 25-30 new portraits of young Black LGBTQ people across the country.

Earlier this year The first Fierce exhibition of 24 portraits took place at London’s Guildhall Art Gallery. This landmark exhibition demonstrated a clear demand for work that highlighted the aspirations and creativity of young Black LGBTQ people in London and now Ajamu is keen to make sure that the next ‘Fierce’ phase represents those people outside of the capital that are making an important cultural contribution or representing Black LGBTQ  communities and experiences where they live.

“There is a paucity of celebratory, distinctive and aspirational images across the UK which reflect the richness and diversity of the Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) lived experience.”  Says Ajamu of Fierce. “These portraits, that capture the next generation of Black LGBTQ movers and shakers, have national and international significance in terms of stimulating new dialogue about the Black British LGBTQ experience, particularly second ‘out’ and first queer generation. Fierce is a discernable record of our times for generations to come.”

Now he is in the process of planning ‘Fierce 2’, Ajamu is looking for people to get involved from outside of London.

To help with this and to celebrate black queer creativity and activism in the Northwest, aspecial free event is being hosted by LGF in partnership with BHA, Ajamu, Rainbow Noir, Chew Disco and featuring artist/performers/activists including Khalil West, Adam Lowe and others TBC with Food and refreshments, poetry and socialising, to attend this event please RSVP to: andrewgilliver@lgf.org.uk

Checkout Fierce: http://ajamu-fineartphotography.co.uk/fierce/