The best of emerging and established photography by women.

Fast Forward is designed to promote and engage with women in photography across the globe. We want to provoke new debate and ensure that we are in the news and in the history books. There are millions of women in the world of photography and now is the time to arrest the process of forgetting that so frequently erases women from the burgeoning histories of photography and shed light on new ways of thinking, showing, discussing and distributing our work.

Fast Forward will showcase the best of emerging and established photography by women, it will promote opportunities and record events. We will also start a discussion that will be on going and that different people can contribute to. Fast Forward will become the foundation for an emerging international network of women in photography. Contributions that add to this discussion are welcome from any gender, race or class.


Anna Fox

Anna Fox

Anna Fox is Professor of Photography at The University College for the Creative Arts in Farnham, she has co-written, with Dr Deepak John Mathews, the first post graduate course in Photography in India at the National Institute of Design (UKIERI funded) Fox is an internationally acclaimed photographer exhibiting and publishing her work; in 2010 she was shortlisted for the 2010 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize and in 2012 for the Pilar Citoler Prize.

Her work has been in numerous group shows including: Warworks at The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Victoria & Albert Museum; Centre of the Universe; Liverpool and the Avant-Garde at Tate Liverpool, How We Are: Photographing Britain at Tate Britain and Documentary Dilemmas a British Council touring exhibition. Fox is committed to the development of international photography education and is co editor of Langfords Basic Photography (Focal press 2010) and Behind the Image (AVA Press 2011) .A major monograph Anna Fox Photographs 1983 – 2007 was published by Photoworks in 2007 and her retrospective exhibition Cockroach Diary and Other Stories is currently touring Europe.

Fox’s latest show, Resort, has been purchased by the National Media Museum in Bradford and Pallant House Museum in Chichester. Resort is currently touring Europe and will be published in 2013. Fox will be directing the new UKIERI funded project Intercontinental Drift encouraging research into employability in photography between the UK and India in 2013/14.

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Maria Kapajeva

photo by Arnis Balcus

Maria Kapajeva is an Estonian artist who is based in London. Her work has been shown internationally including the most recent shows & screenings in Romania, Germany, Colombia and France. At the moment she works on a publication of her first photo book "You can call him another man" and on her solo exhibition in Estonia (September 2017).

Maria is a Fellow of HEA, teaches at UCA (Farnham). Maria is a co-organiser of Fast Forward: Women in Photography and works as the Network Facilitator for The Fast Forward 2 project, supported by The Leverhulme Trust.

Kapajeva’s photographic work has developed at an exciting pace from its collaborative beginnings using various means such as installation, quilts, digital collage, portraiture in which to consider women’s identity, challenging tradition and old values in today’s globalised economy.

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