The Gallery


Anita Corbin: Visible Girls Revisited

Preview Night - 6th of July. 6-8 pm

We are very excited to announce that on July 6th, the "Visible Girls: Revisited" photographic exhibition, supported by Arts Council England commences its UK tour at Artlink Hull.

"Visible Girls: Revisited" explores the lives, tribes and spirit of British women via two sets of double portraits taken 36 years apart.

The work will reunite women with their adolescent selves, exploring the ways in which photography can reveal and reflect upon identity and society at various stages of women's lives.

In 1981, as a young female photographer at the beginning of her career, Corbin made 28 double portraits of young women from different cultural groups: skins, mods, punks, rockabilies, new romantics, rastas, and young lesbians. She was fascinated by the ways in which cultural allegiance and identity were boldly and explicitly expressed through fashion, music, and environment by women emerging from adolescence. Captured in their natural hangouts of clubs, pubs, friends' homes, and social centres, these girls were living in the moment and dreaming of the future. The groundbreaking project, Visible Girls, toured the UK in the 80's and 90's, showing in youth clubs, town halls, and libraries. The images are a rarity for the time, not only because of their subjects, but because of the photographer's technical approach using slow colour film and portable flash.

Last year Corbin launched an international social media campaign to track down these young women. Now, 36 years later and with over 70% of the women found, the original images of those young women will be displayed alongside a new series-- the women they became.

Start: 7th April, 2017 at 10:00am

End: 11th August, 2017 at 4:00pm




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