Pimms, Pimps and Prostitution - An evening with Jane Hilton Hon FRPS
18:30 Book Signing – Jane will be signing copies of her book “Precious”.
19:00 Film – Love for Sale
19:15 Jane in conversation with Cheryl Newman
Jane Hilton first encountered Madam Kitty’s Cathouse in 1998 and in 2000 she was commissioned by the BBC to make ten documentary films in this brothel and the Moonlite Bunnyranch, both situated in Nevada, USA. In 2010 Jane decided to return with her plate camera for her latest book, ‘Precious’, a collection of intimate nude portraits of working girls. Although prostitution is one of the oldest professions to have been made legal in Nevada, it is still not socially acceptable. This book gives the viewer an opportunity to leave behind any preconceptions. The women are from different cultural backgrounds,ages and body shapes which also challenge the traditional idea of beauty.
We are delighted that Jane will be showing part of her documentary film and then talking to Cheryl Newman about her photography and "Precious". The images are on display at the Gallery, so there'll also be the chance to see them and talk to Jane about them.
The event is free, although we ask for a contribution towards the Pimms.
Booking is not necessary but it would be appreciated if you could advise us via firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend
The best way to access the gallery is to take the entrance on the Strand between Starbucks and Paperchase. Go down the stairs to the arcade and follow the signs to Davenports Magic Shop.
Image © Jane Hilton Hon FRPS