Portrait at 34

April 2022

Multiple locations

Portrait at 34
Project by Najja Moon

O, Miami is now accepting new poems in English, Spanish, and Creole to be included in our 2nd iteration of the project. Created by local artist Najja Moon to honor her late cousin, the poet Kamilah Aisha Moon.

Submit your poem here by March 3, 2023

Portrait at 34 is a custom-designed photo booth that travels Miami-Dade County producing portraits paired with age-specific poems for each participant. Work is sourced from a community open call, students from O, Miami's education program, and partnering local poets.

"Since the passing of my cousin, Kamilah Aisha Moon, one poem, in particular, has been a special source of comfort and connection, Portrait at 34. To rediscover this poem at the age of 34 in the midst of mourning her loss has encouraged me to do what I always assumed we would do while she was on this earth, Collaborate."—Najja Moon

Najja Moon is a Miami-based artist and cultural practitioner, born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. Her practice is centered on the idea that art is utilitarian. An amalgamation of practicalities that improve her life—design and language, cultural responsibility, and community, her visual arts practice uses drawing and text to explore the intersections of queer identity, the body and movement, Black culture, and familiar relations, both personal and communal.

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