Photo exhibition to celebrate LGBT life in Sheffield
SIIBS Hidden Perspectives Project has joined forces with the University of Sheffield Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans network (LGBT) to host an 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 exhibits also include work by University of Sheffield students on the pioneering SIIBS interdisciplinary LGBT* Studies module.
The event is organized by Dr Minna Shkul, to mark the UK’s annual LGBT History Month in February which celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. 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 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 – 5pm.