Marilene Riberio video selected for Penedo Film Festival

Marilene Riberio’s short-video Costs (20 min. 2018),  has been selected for the Brazilian Penedo Film Festival (Circuito Penedo de Cinema / 5a Mostra Velho Chico de Cinema Ambiental) and will be exhibited as part of the official programme that will take place in Penedo city, Alagoas state, Brazil, from November 26 to December 2 2018.

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Aperture & Paris Photo Photobook Awards Shortlist Announced

Aperture and Paris Photo have announced the shortlist for the 2018 PhotoBook Awards.

The shortlist selection was made by Lucy Gallun, associate curator in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art; Kristen Lubben, executive director of the Magnum Foundation; Yasufumi Nakamori, PhD, incoming senior curator of international art (photography) at Tate Modern, London; Lesley A. Martin, creative Read More

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Artist Candice Breitz Called Out a Düsseldorf Museum for Its Male-Dominated Show… BY Hili Perlson / ArtNet News

“An exhibition at Düsseldorf’s prestigious NRW Forum has become a lightning rod in the German art world and set off a tense debate over representation due to its sparse inclusion of women artists.

The row began on social media and gained steam after the Berlin-based, South African artist Candice Breitz and the Vienna-based curator Verena Kaspar-Eisert initiated Read More

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Memorial to all Women Edited out of History by Viktorija Rusinaite

Memorial to all Women Edited out of History

A staggering story is enfolding in Lithuania.

In 1965 Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre visited Nida, USSR. The main motive for the visit is said to be J. P. Sartre’s affair with Lenina Zonina* who was his translator and official interpreter during his numerous visits to USSR.

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On ethics and good practice: an open discussion to be had in Africa / EYONART / by Christine Eyene

n Thursday 17 May 2018, South African writer and former Artthrob editor Matthew Blackman published an article announcing that an inquiry was being launched into the professional conduct of Mark Coetzee, the former executive director and chief curator of Zeitz MOCAA – Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town. The article speaks of “unconfirmed rumours” of “abuses Read More

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Indians Celebrating India at Houston FotoFest

Photography in India is a paradox. There are ample commercial opportunities, but few schools devoted to the medium. So, for the people of the world’s seventh largest country — with a population expected to overtake China — choosing a career in photography means either learning on the job or studying outside the country.

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Alfredo Jaar Is on a Mission to Photograph Inspirational Women Around the World by Sarah Cascone / Artnet News

“In 2011, Alfredo Jaar presented a modest exhibition, Three Women, at Paris’s Galerie Kamel Mennour. The show included three tiny photographs illuminated by six large paparazzi-like tripods. The contrast in scale was meant to draw attention to the fact that the subjects—all women activists with towering achievements—had been overlooked….

After Jaar completed Three Women—which Read More

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Women Seen by Women

WOMEN SEEN BY WOMEN

A special award celebrating the 10th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers juried by Analy Werbin, Senior Curator of the Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography

Selected among 720 entries from 42 countries, and after a preselection done by the curatorial team of the Photography Gala Awards, the Read More

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Representation of Female Artists in Britain in 2016 (Research paper No.1) by Charlotte Bonham-Carter

Research Paper No.1

Representation of Female Artists in Britain

Research compiled by Charlotte Bonham-Carter

The following report was commissioned by Freelands Foundation in order to establish current and objective data in relation to the representation of female artists. The intention of the report is to contribute to existing debates, as well as to aid the Foundation in making Read More

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Representation of Female Artists in Britain in 2016 (Research paper No.2) by Charlotte Bonham-Carter

Research Paper No.2

Representation of Female Artists in Britain in 2016

 

Research compiled by Charlotte Bonham-Carter

The following report was commissioned by the Freelands Foundation. The intention of the report is to provide up-to-date data on the representation of women in the art world, in order to sustain and provoke a critical awareness of gender parity in the Read More

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First color photos of Ireland taken by two French women in 1913 by Michelle K Smith / Irish Central

“These stunning pictures, taken by Marguerite Mespoulet and Madeleine Mignon-Alba during their trip to Ireland in 1913, are believed to be the first color photos of Ireland ever taken.

The French women were part of a world-wide project titled “The Archives of the Planet.” French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn created the project to compose a “kind Read More

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OPEN LETTER & CAMPAIGN: We are not surprised.

“We are not surprised.

We are gallerists, artists, writers, editors, curators, directors, arts administrators, assistants, and interns – workers of the art world – and we have been groped, undermined, harassed, infantilised, scorned, threatened, and intimidated by those in positions of power who control access to resources and opportunities. We have held our tongues, threatened by Read More

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Then and Now: Japanese Women Photographers of the 1970s and ’80s Revealed Through Their Photobooks by Russet Lederman

Then and Now: Japanese Women Photographers of the 1970s and ’80s Revealed Through Their Photobooks
Russet Lederman

The paper was presented firstly at Tate Modern conference “Fast Forward: Women in Photography” in 2015. Now it is published in  Volume 8Issue 1Art and Vernacular Photographies in Asia, Fall 2017

“In March 2014, the Hasselblad Foundation presented the Japanese Read More

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Remembering Sue Steward – writer, curator, picture editor and much more by Anne Braybon / BJP

“Sue was a well-known, respected, and liked figure in photography says Anne Braybon, photography historian and curator, and a close friend

Even Sue Steward, a writer who excelled in celebrating lives, might have struggled to write an obituary that unravelled the vibrant meshing of her own. She lived with ferocious energy and enthusiasm, and a genuine gift for friendship Read More

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We are Worldless Without One Another: An Interview with Judith Butler / Stephanie Berbec / Verso

“Judith Butler’s new book interweaves her two theories of performativity and precarity with the works of Hannah Arendt, Giorgio Agamben, and Emmanuel Levinas as a way to critically assess and speak to Tahrir Square, Occupy, Black Lives Matter, and other movements of dissent. In this interview, Stephanie Berbec asks her to consider her work in light of the Read More

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ECHOES FROM THE VAULT – Archive at St Andrews University reveals the work of photographer Franki Raffles

READING THE COLLECTIONS, WEEK 47: CELEBRATING WOMEN: THE FRANKI RAFFLES PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION

Spectacular work by photographer Franki Raffles

Born in Manchester and raised in London, Franki Raffles was an alumna of St Andrews University (MA in Moral Philosophy, 1977). After graduating she made her home in Scotland, first on the Isle of Lewis and later in Edinburgh, Read More

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An Exhibition Offers a Visual Biography of Sylvia Plath, Including Her Little-Known Art by Allison Meier / Hyperallergic

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is opening a visual biography of the author Sylvia Plath, including her rarely-seen artwork.

“Since her suicide in 1963 at the age of 30, Sylvia Plath’s literary recognition has only grown, whether the ubiquitous assignment of her lone novel The Bell Jar in American high schools, or her posthumous Pulitzer Prize for poetry Read More

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The Problem of the Overlooked Female Artist: An Argument for Enlivening a Stale Model of Discussion by Ashton Cooper / Hyperallergic

The Problem of the Overlooked Female Artist: An Argument for Enlivening a Stale Model of Discussion

by Ashton Cooper for  Hyperallergic

“My intention here is not to call out museums or simplistic writing, but to point out the ways in which institutions and publications — both major and minor — are guilty of perpetuating a schematic and Read More

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Tales of Motherhood by Jennie Klein / ARTPULSE

“Feminist artists have not always been interested in motherhood. Helen Million Ruby, one of the founding members of the activist group Mother Art and a student at the Feminist Studio Workshop in the Los Angeles Woman’s Building, was told by Judy Chicago that she couldn’t be a mother and an artist-the two were mutually exclusive. Chicago’s Read More

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Article: Women Photographers / Young Photography Now

On the occasion of the international women’s day on 8 March. Young Photography Now publishes a special report on women photographers in the world today.

Several events, publications and resources are gathered here to reflect the growing interest in women photographers and their recognition in the world of Visual arts. Women are very active in photography Read More

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Female Photographers Matter Now More Than Ever by Laura Mallonee / WIRED

Female Photographers Matter Now More Than Ever

by Laura Mallonee

“Zalcman just launched Women Photograph, a website featuring more than 400 (and counting) female photojournalists from 67 countries. “We need to make a better effort to find female photographers and photographers of color,” she say. “Because they exist. They’re there.”.[…] WIRED talked to Zalcman about her website, her experiences, Read More

Francesca Perry on female street photographers / Guardian

The female street photographers of Instagram – in pictures

by Francesca Perry

“The art of street photography was long dominated by men and the ‘male gaze’, but new project Her Side of the Street celebrates women’s role in the practice… Last year, American photographer Casey Meshbesher felt compelled to create a compendium of street photography by women Read More

Lauren Elkin on female flaneurs’ gaze / Guardian

A tribute to female flâneurs: the women who reclaimed our city streets

by Lauren Elkin

“The flâneur – the keen-eyed stroller who chronicles the minutiae of city life – has long been seen as a man’s role. From Virginia Woolf to Martha Gellhorn, it’s time we recognised the vital, transgressive work of the flâneuse…. It’s time to recognise Read More

On Gauri Gill by Inderpal Grewal: Fields of Sight

“Once in a while an artistic practice emerges that challenges viewers in new ways that cut through the noise, and offers something both deeply familiar and at the same time utterly new. Collaborative, creative, and experimental, Gill and Vangad, in Fields of Sight, provide a new language for art practices that address the politics and Read More

INSPIRING FILMS ABOUT WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY

INSPIRING FILMS ABOUT WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Here are three films about women photographers that all aspiring photographers must watch. Filmed in different settings and time, these films take us through the journey of women who break norms and stereotypes to find their voice through the lens. The films showcase their artistic pursuits, personal struggles and social concerns, Read More

La Toya Ruby Frazier

La Toya Ruby Frazier – this video is fascinating – she has just won a major MacArthur grand and has a new book out with Aperture

 

 

http://aperture.org/shop/latoya-ruby-frazier-the-notion-of-family-books

An Interview with Eva Stenram

Photoworks speak to self-proclaimed ‘photographic archaeologist’ Eva Stenram about the ideas and processes behind her practice and her use of found imagery.

http://photoworks.org.uk/interview-eva-stenram/

Norwegian magazine OBJEKTIV #12: Into the light

OBJEKTIV#12

Objektiv #12 is inspired by, and will be launched during the conference Fast Forward: Women in Photography at Tate Modern in November, 2015. Keen to contribute to this initiative, we have singled out three women whom we would like to fast forward into the light: B. Ingrid Olson, Marie Svindt and Lieko Shiga. Photographer and writer Read More

Common Ground

Issue Five

What makes a particular site ‘home’? Is it where our roots begin, or is it fluid and changing, existing as an unfixed place of comfort? Curated by Talia Smith, Issue Five of Common Ground brings together diverse works and words by women artists and writers to determine if home really is where the heart is.

Artists:
Rachael Ireland
Delena Nathuran
Ann Read More

New Book – DOROTHY BOHM: ABOUT WOMEN

About Women is Dorothy Bohm’s first book to focus exclusively on the subject of women. Taken throughout the world, from the late 1940s until the present day, her photographs range from images of ordinary women going about their everyday activities, to explorations of the role that representations of women, in the form of advertisements, posters Read More