A Room of Their Own
A Room of Their Own by Susan Meiselas. First edition. First impression in new condition. Signed and dated by Susan Meiselas to title page. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About A Room of Their Own
A Room of Their Own is a visual narrative combining photographs, first hand testimonies and original art works. It was created through a series of collaborative workshops with photographer Susan Meiselas and women in refuge, in the Black Country, over 2015 and 2016. So, this book shares women’s experiences of domestic abuse and the process of entering refuge alone, or with their children. Then the collective life within, and then becoming resettled in their own home. The visual narrative emphasises absence in order to protect the women’s identities.
Then progressively their presence becomes more visible with the inclusion of their stories and artwork and, in some instances, portraits. It was also important to find creative approaches to involve the women living in refuge and hear their stories. Together with Multistory, Susan developed an approach that could be collaborative, bringing together many voices and perspectives. A larger team was assembled – Sarah Taylor Silverwood, an illustrator, Emma Purshouse, a writer, and two digital assistants, Alex Nelson and Lexi Brown. So, this team ran workshops alongside women in refuge. The programme of workshops included creative writing, collage, photo diaries as well as soup making hosted in refuges.
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