Guest Speakers

Carolyn Mendelsohn

Creator of ‘Being Inbetween’

Being Inbetween with Carolyn Mendelsohn

Join Carolyn as she discusses her award winning and widely exhibited project ‘Being Inbetween’ 'Being Inbetween' is an acclaimed photographic series of portraits with recorded interviews of girls aged between ten and twelve, which explores the complex transition between girlhood and young adulthood. The work arises from Carolyn’s own memories of this age, and the desire to give a voice to this indefinable age-group. Using short interviews and powerful portraits, she reveals each of the girls’ identities, telling us stories about the young women of tomorrow. “The series is an exploration, a way of giving a voice to the girl I was and the girls who are; a way to explore the hidden complexity, duality and contradictions that mark this phase of life.” Carolyn's talk will include a live demonstration of how she shoots the work. She'll also talk you through her journey as a photographer and help you explore your own personal projects.

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Carolyn Mendelsohn is an artist who uses photography, film and performance to realise creative ideas rooted within the lives of individuals, their story and location. Alongside this she works on personal photography portrait commissions and commercial briefs, lifestyle and fashion. She runs site specific creative photography workshops, mentors photographers, as well as enjoying working collaboratively with other artists.

Her work has been exhibited internationally and has won many awards. Including the prestigious Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition, her portrait  ‘Alice’ having won the gold medal, and the Portrait of Britain.  In print, her photography has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Mail, La Monde, British Journal of Photography, RPS Journal, Click Magazine, Amateur Photographer  – amongst many others. Her portrait series “Being Inbetween” has been shown in three solo exhibitions, and selected work has been exhibited across the world.