The Modern Lesbian is a project that photographer and occasional Curated Place collaborator Rachel Adams has been working on for a number of years - both in the UK and internationally which has highlighted both the struggles and successes of gay women. However, it seems unlikely that anything she'd experienced working within Europe could have prepared her for her reception in Uganda where she's been covering the story of the first ever Ugandan Gay Pride.
Confronting senior politicians, authoritarian police and homophobic religious leaders she's written an eye-opening, compelling and bold story detailing her latest experiences from the front lines alongside those engaged in the LGBTI struggle in Uganda which she's just posted over on her blog. A great piece of writing that makes me eager to see the full series of images...and also see her home safe.
Curated Place are extremely happy to announce, in a time of recession, we're hiring!
Thanks to the Graduate Gateway programme at Salford University we're looking to take on two Salford graduate placements to help us develop the Modern Lesbian project onto a national platform.
We have vacancies for a Creative Assistant and a Web Designer to work 20 hours a week for 12 weeks from the 3rd of January. Both positions will be working closely with photographer Rachel Adams - if you don't know her work you can still find the Modern Lesbian exhibition on the walls of 52 Princess Street.
You can find full details by following the links below:
However, sadly the opportunities aren't open to all - you must be a graduate of Salford University.
Applications are open for the next 2 weeks only so if you want to work with us or know someone that does tell them to get their skates on!
UPDATE: After a few enquiries you don't have to have graduated this year - you just have to have graduated from Salford to qualify - talk to the Salford Careers University Office for more details on their criteria - 0161 295 5088 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Huge thanks to everyone that took part in our live studio events over the weekend especially to everyone that generously donated to the project to help us take it forwards. With almost 100 people getting in front of the camera to add their portraits to the wider project we've got our work cut out over the next few weeks. We're hoping to have The Modern Lesbian website redesigned and rebuilt to reflect the project developing by October.
In the mean time we'll be posting more of the interviews that informed the exhibition here on the Curated Place blog and alongside resuming normal service keeping abreast of the arts and cultural scene in the North West and beyond.
From here we're looking to extend the project nationally and we're looking for partners to help us make the next phase possible so if you know of anyone involved in or looking to get involved in LGBTQ arts please hook us up.
Finally a massive thanks to everyone that got involved on both sides of the camera but especially the TML crew who volunteered their time to make the project happen.