“The nurses’ room in Julia James’ (Mason) installation Night Sisters is lit by a desk lamp, the kind that burns long into the night. On the desk there are five record cards with small studio portraits of five women – five different faces, five different histories – five objects of identification. On the walls, the portraits are blown up to a massive scale, each individually lit with a spotlight. Their status changes. Grouped together, it is as though the women are no longer only listening but about to say something. It is a night on duty, a hospital ward turned into a gallery of heroines”
Pavel Bucher, Cambridge Darkroom 1985.