Photographers in Conversation: Carolyn Mendelsohn

Made over a period of 6 years, Being Inbetween is a series of powerful photographic portraits of girls aged between ten and twelve, exploring the complex transition between childhood and young adulthood. With many portraits never-before exhibited, this is the most extensive exhibition of the series to date.

Driven by personal experience, award-winning photographer Carolyn Mendelsohn has worked collaboratively with 90 girls who are in the midst of navigating this complex, and potentially defining, period in their lives. Too often the target of relentless marketing campaigns and victims of social media pressures, girls at this age are often placed into an amorphous group described as ‘tweens’. Through her photography and accompanying interviews, Mendelsohn allows each individual an opportunity to reclaim their identity, encouraging a dialogue on ambitions and aspirations, hopes and fears.

In this session, hosted via Zoom, Carolyn Mendelsohn will be in Conversation with Angela Sheard, discussing her personal series Being Inbetween – portraits and interviews with girls aged 10-12, exploring the complex transition between childhood and young adulthood, taken over 6 years, her current Impressions Gallery exhibition and book of the work published by Bluecoat Press. The creative process involved and the stories behind the portraits and project.

A Q&A will follow the conversation, where you will have the opportunity to put your questions to Carolyn and Angela.


BSL interpretation and live captioning will be available for this event. Please let us know if you have any additional digital access requirements when you register.

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