08 February 2019

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A digital photography exhibition by social documentary photographer Sonalle will feature in LBGTQ+ activities in Newham during February. The title of the exhibition is:

Ethnic Minorities Coming Out - A Documentary Photographic Exhibition

18-22 February 2019 from 9.00am-5.00pm

Newham Home Treatment Team
Newham Centre for Mental Health
Glen Road
London
E13 8SP

The images will be screened onto a wall via a projector.

A quote which opens the  exhibition/installation at the Newham Centre for Mental Health, sets the scene:
Theoretically, sexuality should be one part of a person; not their whole personality. If you take that part and put it aside, you should be fine. Unfortunately, that's not how it works. It's like living a dual life.’   Ai Vee

Exhibition Theme
Through the combination of powerful imagery and text, Sonalle delves into the complexities of how ethnic minority LGBTQ+ people reveal their sexual orientation for the first time to themselves and those around them, portraying both the positive and  negative. The production of these images was funded by Unltd & Arts Council England.

The images are available for exhibition and can be seen with the accompanying text in:
http://www.sonalle.com/gallery_comingout.html

Sonalle's photography has a particular focus. She says, "I aim to communicate what is frequently left unsaid; to deliver an insight into that detail we may not always perceive, or that we sometimes try to ignore."

For more information about the event, please contact Fiona Lord on 07950 930693 or email fiona.lord1@nhs.net