mark fell





To The Editor Of Amateur Photographer

a film with luke fowler looking at the early history of pavilion women's darkroom and photography gallery, commissioned by pavilion. premier hyde park cinema leeds, 22 november 2014.

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Luke Fowler and Mark Fell's new film revolves around the testimonies and collected documents linked to the complex and often contested history of Pavilion, the uK's first feminist photography centre. To the editor of Amateur Photographer examines a radical shift in photography whilst also foregrounding the problems of presenting history through archival fragments and personal recollections.

Operating out of former park premises in Leeds, Pavilion was formed in 1983 with the stated aim of being the first photography centre dedicated to representing and supporting the production of women's photography. Against a backdrop of heightened social, political and economic conflicts, the Pavilion set about turning the prevailing patriarchal image culture inside-out. Free screenings: 26 Nov(6.30pm); 29 Nov(2pm); 6 Dec(2pm); 9 Dec(6.30pm); 13 Dec(2pm); 16 Dec(6.30pm)

Supporters: Arts Council England, Leeds City Council, Leeds Inspired, Hamilton Corporate Finance, Feminist Review Trust, Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society

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