Santa's Helper from Resort 1 © Anna Fox 2010

Santa's Helper from Resort 1 © Anna Fox 2010, courtesy Schilt Publishing & James Hyman Photography

The Leverhulme Trust Grant, 2017 – 2019

Professor Anna Fox at University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham has been awarded a International Network grant from the Leverhulme Trust. The grant will fund Fast Forward 2: an International Network for Women in Photography involving seven partners in six different parts of the globe.
Fast Forward 2 is the first international research networking project for women in photography based in a UK University. The project intends to investigate the significance of remembering not to forget the stories both historical and contemporary of women in photography across the globe. The research is imperative at a time when despite numerous women being educated in photography there are still very few succeeding as photographers today. Each project partner will host a workshop bringing together practitioners, scholars and thinkers from the specific locality and the global fields of both photography and women’s studies.

The aims of the workshops are to: discover hidden histories of women in photography, to explore similarity and difference in issues faced by women working as photographers; to investigate the purpose and rationale for the formation of an international network and what we might do to work together supporting women in photography globally.

The project partners are:

Dillon + Lee Gallery, New York;

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte;

Lagos International Photography Festival;

AKJ Mass Communications Research at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi;

Slade School of Fine Art, at University College London;

The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki;

Maria Kapajeva is based at UCA as the Network Facilitator and can be contacted on fastforward@ucreative.ac.uk.

Information about our Steering Committee is here.

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The first workshop at UFMG, Belo Horizonte Brazil

Image: © Marilene Ribeiro (from Luana series - 2008-2012)

Announcing the first research workshop Fast Forward2: Women in Photography, funded with The Leverhulme Trust International Network Grant
The first in a series of International workshops funded by the Leverhulme Trust International Network and part of the Fast Forward 2: Women in Photography project is hosted by
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Read More

We are happy to introduce you to our Steering Committee:
Patricia Azevedo
Patricia Azevedo, is a visual artist, graduated in Philosophy from the Université Paris VIII, France, with a Master’s degree in Political Philosophy (“Art and Action in Leon Battista Alberti”) and PhD in Visual Arts (“Games of Distance and Proximity: the construction of dialogic space in Read More