The exhibition has been produced to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act that began the decriminalisation of homosexuality. The project re-purposes pictures from the South East Archive of Seaside Photography taken during the period of time when homosexuality was illegal and reframes them to fabricate forgotten stories. These new images point toward lives that could not lived in the open; stories that can only be imagined, lost to history. Obscured and beyond focus, these re-worked photographs serve as a memorial and tribute to the many lives and loves lived in secret, behind closed doors.
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