Janine Wiedel
Artist Talk and Film Screening

Coinciding with the current MPF exhibition – Intersectional Geographies – photographer Janine Wiedel will discuss her project Vulcan’s Forge.

In Vulcan’s Forge, Janine documented workers and industries in the West Midlands from 1977 to 1979, including coal-mining, iron and steel forging, chain-making, alongside others.

The original installation of Vulcan’s Forge was shown at The Photographers gallery in 1979. Last year the work was re-installed at The Hive, Birmingham, and highlights from the series are now on display at Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol, as a part of the the group show Intersectional Geographies.

In 1978, ATV produced a television documentary about the early stages of Vulcan’s Forge, which will be screened on the evening of the event (approx 25 mins).

Followed by questions from the floor.


This event will take place both in the MPF gallery and live via Zoom, lasting approx. 1hr

If attending at the gallery in person, doors will open at 6.30pm

If attending via Zoom, you will be sent a link to join the talk by 08 MAR 2022

Please check your spam folder if you do not receive the link

If you have not received your link by 08 MAR, please get in touch with [email protected]

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