Recent Exhibitions

‘Your Mental Health Story’

Previously @The Brick Lane Gallery, London
September 2018 to July 2019

(Featured on the E4 television program Celebs Go Dating)

In this particular photographic series, Mala Vadgama explores mental health topics within the BAME (Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority) community of women. She aims to tell individual narratives of women who have suffered from various struggles such as eating disorders, loss and depression. She juxtaposes them against images of other women from other cultures, demonstrating the often invisible and misunderstood nature of mental health struggles everywhere and the cultural judgements made about mental health. Mala brings an authentic and insightful perspective to these narratives due to her own battles with anxiety, depression and loss. This exhibit is part of a ongoing wider collection which aims to share stories and images of people who have struggled with their mental health.

The series of images will continue to be exhibited thanks to the charity Centric Community Projects and the Equality Council UK in their exhibitions around England to promote more awareness of mental health issues and equality.

Please get in touch if you would like to share your mental health story and be a part of this wider project which extends to people from all communities.