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Photo Oxford 2023 - Bernice Mulenga: The Makings Of You

Discover The Makings Of You, an intimate display of works by photographer Bernice Mulenga, in our Café as part of the Photo Oxford Festival.

The Makings Of You is a peek inside Bernice Mulenga’s life – a vitrine display of retrospective works varying from hand made prints from #friendsonfilm to club posters, records, letters and more. This presentation takes a very intimate and personal look into the bonds, thoughts and feelings the artist shares with themself and others.

Explore the display in our Café from Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

Hear from the artist at our next MAO Late event on 27 April, where they will be taking part in a live Q&A about their display. Click here to find out more and book free tickets.

Get involved with the festival online by sharing your photos on social media and tagging #PhotoOxford2023.

Banner image by Bernice Mulenga. Courtesy the artist and Photo Oxford.


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Bernice Mulenga is a British-Congolese photographer with a distinct aptitude for archiving, documenting and interrogating the world around them. Mulenga’s work centres on their community and the experiences within it – most notably in their ongoing photo series #friendsonfilm. Their work also explores reoccurring themes surrounding identity, sexuality, grief, darkness and family.

Click here to find out more about their work.

Photo Oxford was founded by local photojournalist Robin Laurance in 2013, to bring internationally acclaimed photography and photographic debate to the city of Oxford.

This year’s theme ‘The Hidden Power of the Archive’ is offered as a lens through which to examine photography from its beginnings to contemporary discussions around race, identity, sexuality and what it means to belong.

Find out more about what’s on as part of this year’s festival.

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