Reclaim the Night

Documentation of a walk taken in 2006 in Leeds, retracing the steps of the original ‘Reclaim the Night’ women’s march in 1977. The campaign was initiated in response to the police advice during the time of the Yorkshire Ripper murders that women should stay indoors after dark, and called for safer streets and an end to ‘curfew mentality’. The 2006 walk was in the company of Al Garthwaite, organiser of the 1977 march, and Katy Rochester, curator at Leeds City Art Gallery. Consists of 30 photographs and texts. With thanks to Feminist Archive (North).