Poppies: Women, War and Peace from 8 October
The York Army Museum is now ‘on-line’
The new museum web-site is now live, why not take a look at what is going on at YAM?
From 8 October through to early January 2017 YAM will feature a travelling exhibition called: Poppies: Women, War, Peace. It is a photographic project compiled over the last six-year, by a friend of the museum, Dr Lee Karen Stow. Lee is an independent photojournalist based in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The exhibition is inspired by American woman Moïna Belle Michael and Madame Anna E Guérin of France who immortalised the poppy flower as a symbol of remembrance. Two of the forgotten women of war. Portraits of the poppy, in all colours, appear alongside an evolving series of portraits of women involved in or affected by war, from the First World War to conflicts of today, and also women who campaign for peace.
You can meet Lee at YAM on 11 November when she will conduct a photography workshop in the morning and a ‘meet the artist’ session in the afternoon.
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