Photographer Polly Braden introduces her new exhibition Out of the Shadows, which is at MAC Birmingham until 18th November 2018. Polly will also be leading a Guided Tour of the exhibition, click here to book.
Polly Braden has become renowned for her documentary photography exploring the relationship between everyday life, work, leisure and economics. Searching for small and telling gestures her images are acutely observed portraits and broader assessments of contemporary culture.
Following the award-winning book and national exhibition Great Interactions, which captured images and stories of the everyday lives of people with learning disabilities and autism in education and care settings, photographer Polly Braden wanted to explore what would happen if individuals did not receive the right support. This led to a new collaboration with Multistory in July 2016. Out of the Shadows offers a very different view on the human cost of locking up people with learning disabilities and/or autism. The book contains seven in-depth stories written by journalist Sally Williams and three first-hand accounts.