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Using photography to explore social issues: Class with Margaret Mitchell

What’s on offer?

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, the University Glasgow's Dying in the Margins project team has teamed up with award-winning photographer Margaret Mitchell to present an in-person class on exploring sensitive social issues through photography. In this two hour session Margaret will present some of her work on the topics of financial hardship and homelessness. She will discuss the ethical and practical challenges posed when exploring sensitive social topics through the medium of photography.

The End of Life Studies Group then invite participants to take and submit their own photographs under the themes of either:

Financial hardship

End of life

These images will be printed and displayed in the University of Glasgow Chapel, 16th - 30th November2021.

What’s it about?

Class about the ethics and challenges of using photography to explore sensitive social issues, with Scottish photographer Margaret Mitchell

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Sam Quinn from University of Glasgow school of interdisciplinary studies, and photographer  Margaret Mitchell

Open to

Adults with an interest in end of life issues, poverty and socio-economic deprivation.

Of particular interest to

This will be of interest to members of the public, practitioners and social scientists with an interest in end of life studies, poverty research, visual methods and photography.

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