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For his "Archiving Activists Portrait Project," Visual AIDS / Residency Unlimited's Curatorial Resident Ajamu photographed 14 young activists of color—Cleopatra Acquaye-ReynoldsSeyi AdebanjoJanani BalasubramanianVivian CrockettChe GossettSeven KingLeeroy Kun Young KangKia LabeijaJamal LewisTiona McCloddenDarnell MooreMartez SmithAlok Vaid-Menon, and Kit Yan—and interviewed them about their art, activism and objects important to their work. 

Ajamu premiered these portraits and interviews during the closing event of his March curatorial residency "Suitcase Under The Bed: Ephemera Gathering Public Workshop." All 14 interviews can now be viewed on Visual AIDS' Vimeo and below. 

Special thanks to Residency Unlimited and Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria for providing space and support for the interview and portrait project.

Cleopatra Acquaye-Reynolds - Ajamu's Curatorial Residency from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

Kia Labeija - Ajamu's Curatorial Residency from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

Seyi Adebanjo - Ajamu's Curatorial Residency from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

Alok Vaid-Menon - Ajamu's Curatorial Residency from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

Leeroy Kun Young Kang - Ajamu's Curatorial Residency from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

Darnell Moore - Ajamu's Curatorial Residency from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

Jamal Lewis – Ajamu's Curatorial Residency from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

Vivian Crockett – Ajamu's Curatorial Residency from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

Martez Smith - Ajamu's Curatorial Residency from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

Janani Balasubramanian - Ajamu's Curatorial Residency from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

Che Gossett - Ajamu's Curatorial Residency from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

Kit Yan - Ajamu's Curatorial Residency from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

Seven King - Ajamu's Curatorial Residency from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

Tiona McClodden – Ajamu's Curatorial Residency from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.