Janet Mendelsohn : Varna Road

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Janet Mendelsohn : Varna Road

This catalogue accompanies the first exhibition of Janet Mendelsohn’s Varna Road photographs since they were shown at The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard in 1970. Made during 1967–69, they focus on Birmingham’s inner-city district of Balsall Heath and in particular Kathleen, a young woman with whom Mendelsohn formed a close relationship.

Enrolled as a student at the newly-established Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS), Mendelsohn was encouraged by Stuart Hall and Richard Hoggart – then deputy and director of CCCS – to explore ways in which photography could be used in field research.

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