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Alternative Camera Club, Saturday 27 October: EJ Major

October 23, 2012

This Saturday London-based photo artist EJ Major will be at the Whitworth as part of the Alternative Camera Club series to give a talk about her work. Come and enjoy a unique session with this prolific modern artist.

Having shown internationally since her first solo show in 2008 in Glasgow, EJ Major has gone on to win the Salon Photo Prize in 2011 among many other achievements.

Among her most prominent projects are Love Is… , and Marie Claire RIP . Love is… is a mail art project for which Major took a screenshot for each second of the film ‘Last Tango in Paris’, and sent these out as 7,000 postcards to complete strangers with only the words ‘Love is…’ written on the back. The recipients were invited to complete the message and return it to her via a Freepost address. The result was 449 completed postcards that have been scanned into an artist book.

Marie Claire RIP is based on an article published in Marie Claire magazine in 2002 in which police mug-shots of the same woman were taken over a 14 year period. Major re-stages this project as 12 self-portraits using herself as the subject.

Major has just finished showing ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ this summer in London, an exhibition that focuses on the suffragette movement and how it reflects on her relationship with protest culture.

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Photo credit: copyright Emily-Jane Major

The first hour of this session will be a talk given by the artist, and the second half will be devoted to discussion and sharing portfolio work. Participants are encouraged to bring their own current projects for critique.

Saturday October 27th, 1-3 PM, FREE

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