A photographic exhibition exploring under-represented people with prostate cancer by Ian Smith
The Prostate Gap uses photography to explore and challenge the public’s understanding of prostate cancer within under-represented groups in our society. The exhibition spotlights a selection of prostate cancer patients from the black and trans and gay communities who have generously and courageously shared their gender and race narratives about barriers and cultural obstacles experienced on their prostate cancer journeys. During the course of his research Ian Smith uncovered many gaps. Gaps in information. Gaps in knowledge. Gaps in experience. Ian met with a wide range of people running support groups for trans women, gay people and ethnic minorities, African Caribbean men and healthcare professionals in and around Manchester. He hopes this exhibition will provide an impetus for change. He said “I made this work in the hope it will help to change public attitudes towards under-represented people in our society and through the subjects’ stories offer hope and inspiration to all people with prostate cancer.”
The full exhibition of The Prostate Gap is on show downstairs at Manchester Central Library 1-30 April 2020.