GIRLFANS: Untold Stories
The YPG Gallery,
Open 11.00 am – 6.00 pm
Investigation of the lives of women through photography and the traditional fanzine form to give female football fans visibility, a voice and a sense of belonging in football culture.
Football in 1968 was altogether a testosterone-fuelled sport and culture. George Best, following Man United’s success in the European Cup, captivated the tabloids as a womanising, hard-drinking, partygoer. In fifty years, some things in football haven’t changed too much – Man City won the 68 League – but Jacqui McAssey’s GIRLFANS research project asks ‘What has changed?’ and plays a proactive role in challenging the gender stereotypes around football to readdress the position of women in the history of the game. GIRLFANS: investigates the lives of real women through photography and the traditional fanzine form to give female football fans visibility, a voice and a sense of belonging in football culture. GIRLFANS disrupts the narrative surrounding female fan culture, past and present
You can see an interview with Jacqui here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV9xjVdDV4&index=13&list=PLISuFiQTdKDVei33_g7JTaglLk4lgANxS