Photographic Exhibition

sibford_school_photoexhibitionA photographic exhibition depicting the plight of women in German folklore will open at Sibford School near Banbury on Tuesday 23rd April.

Sixth form student Essie Dennis has chosen to explore the relevance of female characters in old German fairytales and folklore as part of her Extended Project Qualification.

Through photography she has illustrated classic stories such as Snow White and Brynhildr that became popular in the early 19th century.

Essie, 18, said: “These stories are still relevant in today’s society through the film and music industries, and young girls are bombarded with archaic views of female characters. None of these are particularly relevant to modern times, which is why I have chosen to show these women as they truly were, rather than glorified or romanticized for certain audiences.”

The ‘Women of German Fairytales’ exhibition will take place in the school’s Mackenzie Thorpe Art Gallery.  Members of the public are welcome to attend the preview which will take place from 6pm until 8pm.

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