An intriguing art project of 14 images to highlight and change opinions towards historical and current tendencies toward victim blaming, especially in cases of sexual and gender based violence.
The exhibition features a timeline of mug shot images from 1900 to the present day depicting a variety of portraits. Each 'mug shot' image has been carefully styled and made to represent a different decade. It uses actors, costume, make-up and heritage photographic methods, including wet plate collodian, to take the viewer on a remarkably authentic journey through history. Each image contains a 'crime' such as 'wore red' or 'swiped right', which viewers are invited to question.
This project, by photographer Jayne Jackson, has been developed alongside and supported by the charity STARS (Sexual Trauma and Recovery Project) and Bournemouth University's Dr Peter Arabaci Hills and Jamie Fletcher.
A preview of the project has appeared on BBC South Today and generated national media interest such as BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Solent, but this is the first time the full exhibition will be available for public viewing.
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