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Through a Queer Lens: Portraits of LGBTQ Jews

11 February 2016 - 24 April 2016

“a vibrant celebration of LGBTQ Jewish life in the UK” Diva

Through a Queer Lens is the first comprehensive series of photographic portraits of Jewish LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer) people.

The twenty portraits, by fine art photographer Ajamu, feature well-known faces including Yotam Ottolenghi and Rabbi Lionel Blue as well as leading artists, activists and entrepreneurs.

The exhibition celebrates the diversity of Jewish and LGBTQ people living in the UK.

This exhibition originally ran 11 February – 24 April 2016 in the Welcome Gallery. It is now exhibited in the Living Communities Gallery.

Pictured (L-R) Performer Lazlo Pearlman, Filmmaker/Artist Lisa Cornick, Rabbi Lionel Blue

A Queer Lens is a creative collaboration between Ajamu and Surat-Shaan Knan. 

Black and white image of an adult male with short hair and stubble and collar tshirt

David Shaw

short hair female adult with thick rimmed glasses and neutral expression

Oreet Ashrey

Middle aged smiling man with greying stubble and open collar shirt

Yotam Ottolenghi

Adult woman with neutral face and long curly hair tied on top of her head

Rachel Weston