Summer is almost over, cue tears but wait... We've got you covered!
Up and coming deaf photographers Levent Marasli and Gü Dopran have embarked on a photography project to share the achievements and fascinating stories of the Deaf community and the barriers they face. With twelve carefully selected participants from the entertainment, political and outreach sectors, this exhibition shows the depth of passion, talent and endeavour within the Deaf community.
Leman Locke Hotel
25th-30th September 2018
If you're special, a golden ticket is winging it way to you as you read this but don't fret if you can't make the launch event as the exhibition is open to the public all week.
Access All Areas is a photography exhibition highlighting the achievements of the Deaf community despite the many barriers society unwittingly places in their path.
"The Deaf community has too much talent to be ignored any longer"
Access to all areas of society should be a basic human right for all citizens. Unfortunately, barriers still exist - mental, physical and particularly institutional barriers. We want to show that being deaf isn't a disadvantage.
With this exhibition, Levent and Gü, with support from ELREM, aim to change the narrative around deaf entrepreneurs, freelancers, business owners and employees. By choosing to take portraits and sharing the biographies of deaf people who are highly successful in their fields alongside those who are still struggling to overcome barriers into employment we can present a snapshot of life for a deaf person in 2018.
"Society can improve and society must improve"
Many employers are not aware of the Access to Work scheme. Access to Work is a Government initiative that supports people with a range of disabilities in the work place. Deaf or hard of hearing employees are entitled to interpreters or other forms of communication support which the employer does not have to pay for.
What, When and Where?
Have you been paying attention? Ok, I'll forgive you just this time, it's the end of a long week...
Tuesday 25th September 6.30pm-9pm Private View (invite only, email email@example.com to express interest)
Wednesday 26th September to Sunday 30th September 9am-10.30pm Open to the public
15 Leman St, Whitechapel, London E1 8EN (Google maps link)
Photographs are displayed on the ground floor and first floor – enter via the café and explore both floors to find the images.
The show must go on...
Follow us on your local social media outlet (Insta, Twitter, Facebook) or if you're old fashioned keep checking our blog as next week we will be releasing exciting behind the scenes pictures, info on participants and even a BSL video, all for your pleasure.
I will love you and leave you, I'm far too busy to be chatting all day...