Next week the largest exhibition to date of photographs by American academic and documentary filmmaker Janet Mendelsohn opens at Ikon Gallery.
Part of a photo-essay Mendelsohn made as a student at the University of Birmingham during 1967–69, the photographs depict everyday life in the Balsall Heath area of Birmingham. They are a wonderful snapshot of the streets and bomb-sites of Balsall Heath and Highgate on the brink of great change.
The Social Eye of Janet Mendelsohn – On Saturday 30 January join a panel of leading artists, academics and professionals at the Library of Birmingham 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.
Janet Mendelsohn: Varna Road runs from 27 January – 3 April 2016 at Ikon.