Ajamu X (aka Master Aaab) is a fine artist, neurodivergent photographer, archive curator and radical sex activist.
His practice incorporates portraits, nudes and studio-based constructed imagery which unapologetically celebrates black queer bodies, the erotic, play, difference, and pleasure as resistance. He is the co-founder of rukus! Federation/Black LGBTQ Archive (with Dr Topher Campbell) and is one of the leading specialists on black queer heritage, history and cultural memory in the UK.
Most recently, he has co-founded Spit & Spider Press with Dr Sheena Calvert (.918 press). This is an alternative publishing venture focusing on the radical materiality of the book. Ajamu is currently a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art. His research investigates the materiality of the darkroom and the sensual material attributes/physicality of the photograph.