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Get Involved! LGBT Photo Exhibition to Celebrate LGBT History Month

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This is Connor, a University of Sheffield student and an athlete, with his photo for the exhibition.

This is Connor, a University of Sheffield student and an athlete, with his photo for the exhibition.


Don’t forget the deadline for submissions to the Hidden Perspectives LGBT Photo Exhibition is 15 February so get your selfies to us ASAP!

Here’s a bit about the exhibition and instructions for submission:

SIIBS Hidden Perspectives Project has joined forces with the University of Sheffield’s LGBT Network to host a photo exhibition on Monday 23 to Friday 27 February to celebrate LGBT life in Sheffield.

The exhibition will bring together local amateur and professional photographers and will showcase images submitted by volunteer contributors to celebrate LGBT lives in Sheffield and diversity at the University.  Artists who submit their work will have the opportunity to add written content to share their thoughts, poems, or questions, by bringing together words and pictures the exhibition seeks to give a platform to LGBT people to express themselves through an artistic process.  The exhibit will also include work by University of Sheffield students on the pioneering interdisciplinary LGBT* Studies module.  The exhibition continues the legacy of previous LGBT projects at the University of Sheffield, celebrating everyday life, milestones in equality and to highlight challenges that the LGBT community face.

The event is organized by Hidden Perspectives Co-Director, and Leader of the LGBT Studies module, Dr Minna Shkul who commented;

“It’s very exciting that the University is celebrating LGBT life in Sheffield with this exhibition, not only will in feature images from the LGBT community at the University but also from Sheffield’s own LGBT residents. The city is a diversely rich one in terms of its communities and I urge Sheffield’s own LGBT community to submit their pictures, visualise their community and take part in a piece of history.”

Hidden Perspectives are asking the LGBT community to send in their photos that celebrate everyday life in Sheffield, photos can highlight social issues affecting the LGBT community, celebrate gender identity or just favourite things about gay life in the city.   Photographs issued can be amateur or professional and will feature in the public gallery exhibition.

Photos should be emailed to lgbtphoto@sheffield.ac.uk with a short paragraph about the photo, how you feel and what it means to be LGBT in Sheffield.  Deadline for submission Sunday 15th February.*

The exhibition will launch on Monday 23 February 5pm with a drinks reception and a lecture at Jessop West Exhibition Space at the University of Sheffield.  The exhibition will then run until Friday 27 February 10am – 6pm.


* Contributors who submit their work must agree to the use of the photos in a public exhibition.  Contributors must also have the rights to use the photographs, if taken by professional photographer content must not breach copyright rules. If the photograph is not of the contributor they must seek approval of other people in the photo and their consent for the photo to be exhibited in the event, prior to submission.


Author: Hidden Perspectives

A research project within the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) at The University of Sheffield.

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