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

Information about our Steering Committee is here.


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