Portrait at 34

April 2023

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

On April 4th, Artist Najja Moon in collaboration with O, Miami will be launching the second iteration of her project Portrait at 34. Portrait at 34 is a custom-designed photo booth inspired by Najja’s cousin the late poet Kamilah Aisha Moon that will travel to Miami-Dade County, producing portraits paired with age-specific poems for each participant.

On April 4th, in communal conversation with Kaylee Nieves, Judith Berk King, Karen Rifas, and Dejah Carrington we will talk about the joys, confusions, and commonalities of aging.

Schedule is below:

  • April 29th | Euclid Oval 700 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 3 - 7 pm

"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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