Monthly Archives: October 2011

Born Into Brothels

A very moving documentary following the work of photographer Zana Briski whose initial approach was to document the life of the Calcutta red light district, but when Zana moved into a Brothel she developed a profound and life-changing relationship with … Continue reading

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Victoria Hughes – Tea and Sympathy for the Ladies

Victoria Hughes (1897-1978), of Blackboy Hill, Bristol, was a lavatory attendant for more than thirty years from 1929 to 1962. She looked after the public lavatory next to Clifton suspension bridge and close to the ‘Ladies Mile’. She soon realised … Continue reading

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Prostitution – COUM Transmissions (Exhibition at the ICA in 1976)

An explicit and hugely controversial exhibition:  PROSTITUTION at the ICA  The following talk was held at the ICA on Monday 21 January 2008 ‘In Richard Hamilton’s 1956 description of pop art he insisted that it needed to be sexy. This … Continue reading

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A Heart of Darkness, Notes on the Michael Kimmelman Article

Responses to an article in the New York Times ‘A Heart of Darkness’ by Michael Kimmelman, Published: July 2, 2006. Here is a link to the article:  A Heart of Darkness by Michael Kimmelman Overview In the article the author … Continue reading

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Levi-Strauss’ Taboo Woman’

Thread that i’m following currently relates to Prostitution and Sex as a commodity. I am interested in the underlying causes, themes, structures or values in this phenomena. I am also interested in the concept of the fallen woman or ‘Taboo Woman’ … Continue reading

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