Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Saturday 18 February 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm.
NEPN will be popping up at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens with photographer Kuba Ryniewicz in a participatory ‘Punk Photo Studio’.
Commissioned by Sunderland Libraries Service, the studio is programmed in conjunction with the British Library ‘Punk 1976-78′ Exhibition (3 December 2016 – 26 February 2017).
Re-appropriated images from Sunderland’s Local Studies Collection and news stories from Sunderland’s past will be merged with portraits of visitors to the museum and library, creating individual, unique encounters of Sunderland’s past and present. Kuba has explored the living history of the city of the late 1970s and 1980s to spark a dialogue about the life of the collection and its growth and contemporary relevance. This new commission draws on the library’s photographic archive to playfully celebrate the resilience and independent spirit of the city and its citizens.
Like a fashion director, Kuba will invite visitors to have their portraits taken, instructing them to adopt various mysterious postures and gestures and photographing them against a blank white studio backdrop. These will be transformed into photographic souvenirs to be taken away. All images created will also be placed back into the Local Studies Collection.
There will also be a #PunkPhotoStudio selfie station located in the museum!