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This talk will touch on Jillian Edelstein's recent exhibition, Picture Britain: Our Poverty, Our People, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Comic Relief.

Speakers inclide Jillian Edelstein, photographer and Abigail Scott Paul, former Deputy Director of Advocacy and Public Engagement at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Just as GF Watts documented, the plight of the poor and disadvantaged as depicted in paintings such as The Irish Famine and Found Drowned, highlight the poverty and social injustice that remain a pressing issue for both contemporary artists and activists.

Join former Deputy Director of Advocacy and Public Engagement at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Abigail Scott Paul, in conversation with internationally renowned photographer, Jillian Edelstein, to discuss the responsibility of artists and philanthropic organisations in highlighting the stories and experiences of those living in poverty today. This talk will touch on Edelstein's recent exhibition, Picture Britain: Our Poverty, Our People, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Comic Relief, celebrating the strength and resilience of people swept into poverty.

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