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    Unusual images on display at Middlesex to celebrate International Women's Day

    06/03/2014
    A series of photographs highlighting the struggles of women will go on display at Middlesex University to mark International Women’s Day.

    A series of photographs highlighting the struggles of women will go on display at Middlesex University to mark International Women’s Day.
     
    The pictures, part of the Wedding Bellas exhibition by Middlesex academic Nela Milic, tell the stories of women facing a difficult time in their lives.
     
    Many of the women featured were rejected by their partners, landlords and employers. Others were denied the right to stay in the country or refused to marry for the sake of status.
     
    Rather than portray the women as victims, Milic chose to photograph them as if they were on a fashion shoot – empowering the ladies in this way and adding a touch of glamour to their lives.
     
    The exhibition aims to encourage a debate about the impact of immigration on human relationships and the way society changes towards women over time.
     
    The free exhibition opens on 7 March at 6.30pm at The Grove Atrium and runs until 14 March.
     
    International Women's Day honours the work of the Suffragette movement, celebrates women's successes and highlights inequality still to be addressed.

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