Jayne Jackson an MA Commercial Photography student from Arts University Bournemouth has created a fascinating photographic art series named ‘Asking for it’, which in a highly unique and clever way highlights victim blaming in cases of sexual violence. The exhibition consists of 14 ‘mugshots’. Using make-up artists, actors and historical photographic techniques, Jayne has created a series of ‘mugshots’ each representing a different decade and each depicting a reason to victim blame for example ‘Flirted’, ‘Wore Red’, or ‘Swiped Right’.  The fascinating body of work is the result of twelve months of specialist research.  ‘Asking for It’ includes intriguing images, taken using historic wet plate collodion methods, which were inspired by research at The Dorset History Centre and supported by STARS Dorset.

The exhibition takes place at The Top Floor Gallery at The Lighthouse in Poole, Dorset. Entry is free. Closed Mondays. Full details for your visit and opening times can be found here: https://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/visit/