Women Photographers Perspectives on Mental Well-being

The Invention Rooms
68 Wood Lane
W12 7TA

08th October 2019 18:30 – 21:00

How does ethnicity, culture, gender determine the responses and the services experienced?

Three women photographers present their powerful projects on mental well-being opening a discussion on race, austerity, marginalisation and immigration.

Marie Smith presents Whispering for help, a series which consists of annotated portrait project with women of colour aged 18 years and above. The project involves recording women of colour experience with mental health, a mixture of black and white film portraits and hand written texts by the sitter. This project will seek to create a series that explores experiences of mental health services in UK as well as providing a platform for dialogue to dismantle the stigma of mental health in BAME communities.

Nieves Mingueza presents The malady of Suzanne, a poetic documentary project. By combining found archives with her own photography work in Vietnam, she is exploring the story of a Vietnamese female with mental issues in 70’s London. This is an on-going project about the complex relationship between memory, immigration, mental health and human conflicts.

Sue Shorvon, her photo artwork aims to encourage self-exploration of people’s perceptions and assumptions, as a way forward to destigmatizing mental illness in society.

– If people like the music, they will listen to the words.”

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