The social eye of Janet Mendelsohn
- The REP Theatre
- Alumni, Arts and Law, Exhibitions, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
*Please note that due to the popularity of this event, we have moved from the Library of Birmingham to a larger space in the adjoining REP Theatre.
This symposium addresses a number of issues raised by Janet Mendelsohn’s documentary photography of sex workers and communities in late 1960s Balsall Heath, coinciding with the first major exhibition of this work at Ikon Gallery (‘Varna Road’, 27 January — 3 April 2016).
Join a panel of leading artists, academics and professionals to explore the value of art that works with communities to tell real stories; as well as issues around gender, representation and social/political narratives in art.
The event will include a free screening of Prostitute (1980), filmed in Balsall Heath, with an introduction by director Tony Garnett, and a private view of Varna Road.
Susan Meiselas – Magnum photographerMishka Henner – ArtistCatherine Hall – Professor of History at University College LondonPete James – Curator and photographic historian
This is event is free but booking is essential.
To reserve a place please email Chloe Lund on firstname.lastname@example.org
In partnership with Ikon Gallery, The REP, Library of Birmingham, Flatpack Film Festival and Queen’s University BelfastWith support from Arts and Humanities Research Council and The Photography Show