BRLSI – Venue

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I have booked the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI) for two weeks, from Wednesday, December 4th. Installation day will be on the 4th (fortunately, some friends will help). The show will open on the Thursday, December 5th, and the Private Viewing will be that evening. The venue can support a ‘comfortable’ evening of about 50 guests. I think …

Socially Engaged Photography

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In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt created the Farm Security Administration (FSA) to aid American farmworkers during the Great Depression. Its photographers aimed to document what was going on, in an effort to raise awareness and support. Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange were two of those photographers. Interestingly, there is one school of thought, repeated by Susan Meiselas and Wendy Ewald, …