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Women and work. Photographs from the Archives of Mary Stormont and Susan Benn is an exhibition at the Rye Art Gallery and remains on view until 12 May. Curator Susan Benn said: “Observing women at work in a narrative context is a returning theme throughout her photographic work to date.” She wants to tell visual stories in long form photo journalistic essays, sometimes shot over a period of years by returning to the same place or through exploring unexpected common links between people from different places.'
When Susan Benn moved to Rye recently and became a Trustee of the Gallery she discovered a box of the artist Mary Stormont’s photographs in the permanent collection. Mary photographed women on the land and beaches around Rye. This discovery prompted Susan to unpack her own unpublished archive of photographs and both collections inspired her to put on this exhibition.
See more here: http://www.ryeartgallery.co.uk/
Image credits: Lower: Susan Benn at the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger reserve, South India, 1990.
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