Fast Forward: A Room of Our Own

Image: Flesh & Bones, Gan Yingying, 2018

A Room of Our Own
A Fast Forward Women in Photography Exhibition

17 October–21 December

Mann Island Winter Garden
Outside Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

LOOK Photo Biennial Launch Night
6–8pm, 17 October, Open Eye Gallery

Although great gains have been made in the movement towards gender parity over recent years, there is still far to go. Working with Fast Forward: Women in Photography, photographers Karen Knorr and Anna Fox have been mentoring emerging Chinese photographers who are women. Fox and Knorr will be curating a new show from the body of work produced throughout the programme, shown in large scale in Mann Island Winter Garden, outside Open Eye Gallery.

Artists: Jiang Feiran, Gu ChenChen, Meng Xiaohua, Tian DingDing, Wang Yingying, Gan Yingying, Yue Wu, Yunya Yin, Zhou Yang, Chen ZiQui.

Unfolding across Liverpool, Wirral, Preston and Shanghai, LOOK Photo Biennial 2019 builds upon Open Eye Gallery’s international exchange with China. The programme sets out to use photography to bring different cultures into conversation and reflect on shifting national identities, worldwide environmental issues and how we can communicate effectively. LOOK Photo Biennial 2019 has been an ongoing project for two years. Earlier this year, we presented Chapter One: TRANSPLANT. It now culminates in Chapter two: TRANSLATE/ TRANSITION, with exhibitions across Liverpool, The Wirral and Shanghai.

LOOK is delivered by Open Eye Gallery. Every two years, we work with a different partner country to build a programme that exchanges culture and learning, worldwide.