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Exhibition depicts the highs and lows of coming out

PUBLISHED: 16:00 11 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:51 05 October 2010

COMING out can be painless for some, but stressful and even traumatic for others. A new photography exhibition at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green Road delves into the challenges faced when ethnic minority individuals acknowledge their sexuality. Ethnic Minoriti

COMING out can be painless for some, but stressful and even traumatic for others.

A new photography exhibition at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green Road delves into the challenges faced when ethnic minority individuals acknowledge their sexuality.

Ethnic Minorities Coming Out, by the photographer Sonalle, is a combination of powerful imagery and text.

Sonalle thirsts for a deeper knowledge and understanding of universal life and society.

She travelled alone for almost ten years through Europe, Asia and Latin America observing and participating in the kaleidoscope of cultures and sights she encountered.

Now driven by the desire to transform her journey, Sonalle is progressing, through her photographic narrative, in order to communicate what is frequently left unsaid; to deliver an insight into that detail we may not always perceive, or that we sometimes try to ignore.

From tonight (Friday) to October 4 at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch.

The exhibition is free.


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