What you’ll do
Join an illustrated talk inspired by ‘The Cult of Beauty‘ exhibition. Danny Rees will discuss the history of how photography has shaped ideas of difference and disability.
We will explore where popular concepts of beauty have come from and examine cases where people tried to use science to promote ’normalcy’ instead of inclusion. The new technology of cameras was used and manipulated in ways that promoted existing beliefs about who and what was beautiful.
Suzannah Biernoff will then introduce some ideas from her research on consumerism, ableism, and monetising attraction. She will lead an informal discussion where you can ask questions.