iconic imagery

Kathleen (c.1968), by Janet Mendelsohn. Courtesy Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham

A ‘photo-essay’ portraying inner-city life by Janet Mendelsohn is on display at the Ikon gallery in Birmingham city centre. The images were produced by Janet while a student at the University’s renowned Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) in the 1960s.

The 3,000 images were donated by Janet to the University’s Cadbury Research Library to form part of the CCCS archives. They are also the subject of a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, led by the University of Birmingham and Queen’s University Belfast. The exhibition ‘Janet Mendelsohn: Varna Road’ runs at the Ikon gallery until 3 April 2016.

Further information: Read a perspective on the exhibition from Professor Matthew Hilton

Find out more about the exhibition at the Ikon gallery