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The Making of 'Holding Onto Daddy'


11 February 2023 14:00 - 15:00


Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Kent BR3 3BX

Benji Reid's photograph Holding on to Daddy (2016) won the Wellcome Photography Prize 2020, mental health category, and is on display in Bethlem Museum of the Mind's A way from home exhibition. This event covers the processes involved in making this image, and other self-portraits. It will be an intimate portrayal of an artist working in the margins.

Free concession tickets are available for SLaM service users, people over 60, students, people on Jobseekers' Allowance, people registered disabled, and assistants accompanying people registered disabled. We regret that we cannot issue refunds for paid tickets unless the event is cancelled.

About the artist: Benji Reid is a British photographer, visual theatre maker, and educator. His work focuses on the intersection of race, nationhood, and gender, with particular attention to the Black British experience, Black masculinity, and mental health. A pioneer of hip-hop theatre and culture in the United Kingdom, Reid describes himself as a 'choreo-photolist' a term her coined to refer to the practice of merging theatre and choreography into his photography.