‘Day of the Dead’ – Michèle Lazenby featured in exhibition at SIA about South Yorkshire’s Latin American communities

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Day of the Dead

01 November 2018 – 03 November 2018

Join as we celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead with photography, poetry, music, dancing and costume.

This year we will be hosting an exhibition of stunning new photography featuring members of South Yorkshire’s Latin American community wearing traditional Mexican costume will be displayed with a Day of the Dead altar and Memorial Tree, on which Sheffield families can hang miniature portraits of loved ones who have died, in keeping with Mexican Day of the Dead traditions. The images have been taken by Elizabeth Uruchurtu (Mexican national) and Pat Rutter from the Sheffield Photographic Society, in conjunction with portrait photographer Tom Arber, as a response to the V&A exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up. New poetry inspired by the life of Frida Kahlo from prize-winning poet Carolyn Waudby will form part of the exhibition. We’re also showcasing new photography by Michèle Lazenby, which draws on her experiences of the Mexican landscape.

Michèle Lazenby is a Sheffield-based artist-photographer and Senior Lecturer in Photography in Sheffield Institute of Arts at SHU. Find out more about about Michèle’s work here.