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100 Years Opening of the Berlin Art Academy for Women
Exhibition from June 17, 2019 to October 13, 2019
Schloss Biesdorf, Alt-Biesdorf 55, Berlin
with Birgit Bellmann (graphic print), Alke Brinkmann (painting), Ines Doleschal (collage), Else (Twin) Gabriel (photography, video, painting), Ellen Kobe (performance, installation), Coco Kühn (installation), Petra Lottje (video, drawing), Seraphina Lanz (wall piece, object), Cornelia Renz Read More
Documentary photographer and anthropologist Alegra Ally travelled to the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia from October through December 2016 to study and document the Nenets way of life. For thousands of years, indigenous Nenets have lived nomadic lifestyles herding reindeer across the Yamal Peninsula in the Russian Arctic.The Khudi family is one of 12,000 Nenets still Read More
In collaboration with Salusbury World Refugee Centre and London College of Communication 20:20 focuses on the visual re-telling of 20 oral histories collected from 20 refugees who came to the UK 20 years ago.
This multi-media experience focuses on stories of homeland, adaptations to exile and celebration of resilience from refugees who came to the UK Read More
Beyond the Perfect Image
15 June 2019—16 June 2019
What you’ll do
Join us to celebrate ageing and reflect on illness through a programme of performances, screenings and discussions about what defines a healthy body.
On Saturday, take part in a programme of events including stand-up comedy, singing from St Christopher’s Hospice Community Choir, screening of artists’ films and Read More
Male artists far outnumber their female counterparts in Swiss art museums. Over the past decade, around one quarter of all artists showcased in museums were women, a swissinfo.ch/RTS survey reveals.
A Photo Lab talk with Marilene Ribeiro at Goldsmiths University of London.
Marilene’s book “Dead Water” has just been shortlisted for the “Arles 2019 LUMA RENCONTRES DUMMY BOOK AWARD”, winners to be announced on the 4th July.
Dead Water tells the story of dams and hydropower from the perspectives of the people who have been affected Read More
From the volume Feminist Issues in Contemporary Art (1979) to the publications of several interviews with artists including Laurie Anderson, Tracey Emin, Rose Garrard, Susan Hiller, Mary Kelly, Tina Keane, Georgina Starr, Mona Hatoum, Runa Islam, Silvia C. Ziranek (to mention just a few) Audio Arts Magazine featured a significant and diverse spectrum of women’s Read More
A new exhibition celebrates black British creativity from the 1970s to the present day. Its curator discusses the show and talks us through eight key pieces
by Colin Grant
“As a child, my superheroes were artists,” says Zak Ové. Perhaps it was inevitable growing up in a bohemian west London household with his father, Horace, a Trinidad-born Read More
For the annual Photo London keynote, The National Portrait Gallery are pleased to announce Dutch documentary photographer Dana Lixenberg (Amsterdam, 1964). She joins Magda Keaney, Senior Curator, Photographs to discuss her recently exhibited series American Images, which comprises a selection of portraits of American icons who have been instrumental in shaping today’s popular culture. Many Read More
The 23rd edition of the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography continues until June 2. With 27 exhibitions and 21 artists, it explores the unusual theme of “flood,” or inundation and overflow. While this theme is explored in the works included in this year’s edition, it can also be seen in the whole festival programme, which keeps Read More
AWITA has partnered with Photo London to present “The photographer and her subject: do women see things differently?”. This will take the form of a discussion, moderated by Charlotte Jansen in which contemporary female photographers Mary McCartney, Hannah Collins and Juno Calypso will share three images of their work; they will then discuss with Maryam Read More
First Women comprises a unique collection of 100 portraits capturing women in the UK who were “first” in their field of achievement. The portraits by photographer Anita Corbin provide inspiration and insight for a new generation of women seeking an understanding of their own roles in a rapidly changing world in which equality is still Read More
DREAM IS WONDERFUL, YET UNCLEAR
Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga
May 16 – June 30, 2019
Opening: May 16th, 5-7pm
Artist Talk: May 28th, 6pm
Latvian Museum of Photography is pleased to present a solo exhibition of an Estonian artist Maria Kapajeva Dream Is Wonderful, Yet Unclear, which opens on May 16th. The exhibition is part of Riga Read More
AUTOGRAPH presents two exhibitions
26 APRIL – 17 AUGUST 2019
CURATED BY RENÉE MUSSAI AND BINDI VORA
Working at the forefront of genderqueer visual politics for more than three decades, photographer Lola Flash’s work challenges stereotypes and gender, sexual, and racial preconceptions.
Her art and activism are profoundly connected, fuelling a life-long commitment to visibility and preserving Read More
From the end of March 2019, until the end of the year, the view of Boston Harbour and a view across Sheffield towards Park Hill and the Cholera Monument are being transmitted live via network cameras simultaneously.
Each image is being constructed pixel by pixel from the top left to the bottom right hand corner of Read More
Milla Talassalo’s exhibition is a study of triplet sisterhood. In the exhibition, entitled 3, Talassalo examines individuality and her own identity in relation to her sibling counterparts.
It is difficult to explain triplet sisterhood. The finest aspect is the phenomena of feeling, periodically, understood without words. For Talassalo, her sisters’ worries are her worries, and their Read More
A self-directed, open-source artist residency to empower and inspire artists who are also mothers.
You don’t have to apply. It doesn’t cost anything, it’s fully customisable, and you can be in residence for as long as you choose. You don’t even have to travel, the residency takes place entirely inside your own home and everyday life. An Artist Residency in Motherhood is Read More
From equipment ‘designed by men for men’ to clients assuming they’re the makeup artist, female photographers are still fighting against the tide.
by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore
Push-ups and photography aren’t normal bed partners. But when Cybele Malinowski was starting out as a young photography assistant in 2005, she was told to do 100 push-ups a day. The reason? Read More
The exhibition Dry Joy by Finnish artist Iiu Susiraja presents a selection of her works from a period of more than ten years. Susiraja creates candid and honest photographs and videos with a sense of warmth and humour. Although she appears in the works herself, they are not simply self-portraits but rather performances for the Read More
Several new studies examine precisely how much worse women fare in the art market than their male peers. It’s not a pretty picture.
By now, it has been well established that it’s hard for female artists to make it in the art world. But when it comes to attaining art-market success, new research suggests it’s even Read More
Victoria J. Dean and Sharon Murphy share a concern with landscape and with interventions in the landscape: built structures that emanate ambiguous force or presence; and semi-allegorical child-figures who are sited or staged in different natural settings. Dean’s practice explores the human propensity to rationalise space, in the context of place and landscape, while Murphy’s Read More
Over half a century has passed since the publication of Valerie Solanas’ SCUM Manifesto. Taking its cue from Chiara Fumai’s rendering of the radical feminist manifesto, this panel discussion attempts to unpack the complexities of being a non-male artist and the ways feminism can act as an antidote in an inherently patriarchal art system.
The panel, Read More
In 2014, I was working in rural Maharashtra, in western India, when I heard about the Bahoda festival, in which papier-mache artists create masks of characters from Hindu and tribal myth. People are chosen to wear them and are consecrated by a priest, after which they “become” their characters and parade through their village over Read More
In partnership with The Childhood Trust, Bedrooms of London presents a new body of work by photographer Katie Wilson highlighting the damaging consequences for children arising from the shortage of social housing in London. Focusing on the spaces in which children are sleeping, the photographs are shown alongside first-hand narratives from families collected and written Read More
From March 2019, Richard Saltoun Gallery is dedicating 100% of its programme to women. This 12-month programme is part of the gallery’s long-standing commitment to supporting under-recognised and under-represented female artists. 100% Women aims to protest the gender inequality that persists in the art world and encourage wider industry action through debate, dialogue and collaboration.
Today Read More
Pen + Brush celebrates over a century of being the only non-profit in New York exclusively devoted to the showcasing and support of women contemporary artists and writers with their inaugural exhibition
Furies, Fairies, Visionaries. This exhibition features works by thirty artists utilizing the visual languages of both fantasy and abstraction to claim and create space. Addressing gender, Read More
Each year, London-based collector Valeria Napoleone sets an acquisition budget for herself, and considers what works she might add to her roughly 400-work-strong collection of art by women, built over more than two decades. In the past five years, she noticed a strange, recurring phenomenon: Works by young artists, often barely out of grad school, Read More
The upcoming exhibition at The Lightbox gallery and museum, Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers (30 January 2019 – 2 June 2019) will feature around 70 works including Turner Prize winners and nominees and Venice biennale exhibitors such as Helen Sear, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Collins, Gillian Wearing and Jane and Louise Wilson. The works featured will Read More
Maria Kapajeva’s solo exhibition showcasing her video work Test Shooting opens at CBS Digital Artspace in Copenhagen, Denmark January 15- February 15 with Artist Talk February 1st from 3-5pm.
Test Shooting focuses on the interaction between the sexes testing the absurdities of the stereotypical presentation of female attractiveness.
Test Shooting won the Runner-Up award at FOKUS Video Art Read More
The Lightbox gallery and museum is delighted to welcome back the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Farnham for an exhibition showcasing the very best artwork from MFA photography students. The UCA photography department has a reputation for educating some of the most innovative photographers of our time. This exhibition will offer visitors a unique Read More
BBC Radio / The Conversation
War Through A Woman’s Lens
As a conflict photographer you need bravery, passion and an ability to bear witness to unimaginable horror. Kim Chakanetsa brings together two women who are exceptional photojournalists and asks do female photographers look at conflict differently? The American photographer Lynsey Addario is one of very few Read More
Discussion between Abigail SOLOMON-GODEAU and Gabriele SCHOR, chaired by Fannie Escoulen at Paris Photo 2018.
You can watch the video here.
So To Speak tells the story of a separation through visual poetry and photographic imagery. The writing and photographs are the product of the period of one year of grief the artist experienced after the moment her long-term relationship ended and while still living in the same house as her former partner.The artist uses her daily walks Read More
For its first regional event of South Caucasus Moving Museum of Photography that will take place on Wednesday, December 5th in Yerevan, Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum partners with AGBU Armenia and 4plus agency.
A collection of slideshows by contemporary Georgian, regional and international photographers will be screened in the program of the Moving Museum of Read More
The PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant aims to empower the work and careers of female and non-binary professionals of all ages and from all countries working in diverse areas of photography. Moving into its second edition, its mission is to support the growth of the new generations and promote stories narrated from a female perspective, while Read More
As a final instalment of their series ‘the Female Gaze’, Photo London is delighted to present a screening of ‘A Much Better Illusion’ by Chloe Sheppard alongside a conversation with Ione Gamble of Polyester zine.
For this evening event, there will be a screening of Chloe’s first film ‘A Much Better Illusion’, after which Read More
As part of their ongoing series ‘The Female Gaze’, Photo London is delighted to present this conversation, which will explore the use of Instagram as a platform for social change.
For this evening event, Hannah Watson, the director of TJ Boulting Gallery will moderate a discussion between Eliza Hatch, artist and founder Read More
This paper explores what it might mean for historians to take seriously the shared history of firearms and cameras, two technologies that co-evolved in the 19th century and that have had a profound impact on society ever since. As David Campbell writes, “the technologies of the gun and camera…evolved in lockstep.” (Campbell 2012; Landau 2002; Read More
The worlds of art and fashion merged in the 1980s on the pages of illustrated magazines. Since the early 1990s, fashion photographs have migrated effortlessly between the art field and the commercial field, between being considered personal works or assignments limited by the ideas and wants of designers, brands and fashion publications. An important material Read More
We are pleased to announce the opening of the FIF_BH exhibition “Shared Spaces of the Imagens” in the Photo Gallery of the Centro Cultural Fiesp, in the city of São Paulo. The opening event will take place on November 6 at 19h30.
Participating Artists Read More
The new photographic work of the Greek-German artist Christina Dimitriadi be shown at the ISLAND HOPING exhibition , presented by the City of Athens Cultural, Sports and Youth Organization, in the Arts Center from 9 November 2018 to 3 February 2019. An opening event is planned for 8pm on 9th November 2018.
The exhibition is the first individual presentation of the artist in a public institution Read More
Phase One of the V&A Photography Centre is now open. To mark this occasion, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge undertook her first visit to the V&A as Royal Patron on October 10, ahead of the Centre’s public opening on October 12.
More information about Phase One and the inaugural display in the Photography Read More
Discover the extraordinary breadth of the V&A’s photography collection, which has been growing and evolving since the 1850s, and was recently augmented by the transfer of the Royal Photographic Society collection.
From early daguerreotypes to contemporary digital images, This two day conference explores the history of photography through the lens of collecting and considers Read More
A MANIFESTO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
The collective #LaPartdesFemmes, committed to support both the visibility and recognition of female photographers, will unveil their Manifesto for Photography initiated by Marie Docher on 8th November during PARIS PHOTO 2018, the largest international art faire dedicated to photography.
Shortly after the publication of our open letter to the director of the Rencontres d’Arles Read More
Join Chloe Dewe Mathews as she presents her new monograph in conversation with curator Sarah Allen
Caspian: The Elements is Chloe Dewe Mathews’s record of five years spent roaming the borderlands of the Caspian Sea. In a resource-rich region roiled by contested geopolitics, Dewe Mathews found that elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium are central to Read More
WOMEN, THE EXCEPTION AN UNDER-REPRESENTATION OF GENDER IN PHOTOGRAPHY?
Organised by Fannie ESCOULEN
Thursday 8 November
AUDITORIUM – LEVEL 1
The invention of photography has paved the way for new professional, social and creative conquests. Amateurs and the curious hurried to manipulate the medium, in search of experimentation and discovery. Women, finding it a means of expression and personal Read More
Tue 30 Oct 12-1pm
Get to know our artist in residence Chinar Shah and curator in residence Zuzana Jakalová at our Residency Social.
Shah joins Bluecoat from Bangalore for the first of her two-part residency in partnership with Bluecoat, Hope University, FACT and AHRC. She is interested in the power dynamics of the internet, cyberfeminism and women’s experiences of race, caste Read More
I’M HOME brings together the works of Black British Female Photographers who explore the ideas of the home and family. The aim of the show is to collectively present the work of both established and emerging photographers in purpose-designed space that allows the viewer to experience an aspect of the lives of the artists well as the works.
Featuring the Read More
The Bravest Little Street in England – A memorial to the lost men of Chapel Street by local artist Carole Evans
At: AIR Gallery, 30 Grosvenor Road, Altrincham, WA14 1LD, 14 November – 25 November 2018
Private View; 13 November, 6pm – 9pm
Panel discussion with artist: Saturday 17 November, 11am
The Bravest Little Street in England is a solo exhibition by Read More
Sabeena Gadihoke’s talk will focus on a recent curatorial project titled Light Works, which explored the oeuvre of photographer Jitendra AryaSabeena Gadihoke’s talk will focus on a recent curatorial project titled Light Works, which explored the oeuvre of photographer Jitendra Arya at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and Bengaluru during 2017-18
Booking for this Read More
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
Outside a Lawson portrait you might be working three jobs, struggling. But inside her frame you are beautiful, imperious, unbroken, unfallen.
“Imagine a goddess. Envision a queen. Her skin is dark, her hair is black. Anointed with Jergens lotion, she possesses a spectacular beauty. Around her lovely wrist winds a simple silver band, like two rivers Read More
Friday 30 November: 14.00 – 17.30 Talk & Panel Discussion / 18.00 – 21.00 Evening Networking Event
The networking evening event is available for those with a dual symposium ticket only.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
To open the up the dialogue on one of our key themes Year Of The Woman we invite you to Read More
“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
Women, Work and Commerce in the Creative Industries, Britain 1750 – 1950
Saturday 9 February 2019, 9.30am – 5.30pm
This symposium adds to the growing body of feminist scholarship that is deconstructing the male-dominated history of commercial and industrial artistic production. The programme will bring together current interdisciplinary perspectives on women’s experiences of work and the gendered Read More
London College of Communication is delighted to welcome Professor Karen Knorr to deliver the Royal Photographic Society Inaugural Women in Photography Lecture. Karen will be in conversation with Anna Fox after the lecture followed by a short break before a panel discussion to mark the occasion of the Women in Photography inaugural lecture, featuring Poulomi Basu, Natasha Caruana, Read More
We believe in changing the lives of women, one camera at a time.
Women whose voices are rarely if ever heard, from domestic helpers in Hong Kong to children of sex workers in Pakistan, are taking photos thanks to Lensational’s photography training. These photos reflect their thoughts, emotions and dreams. At Lensational, we imagine a world Read More
The Advancing Women Artists Foundation (AWA) based in Florence and the Eskenazi Museum of Art of Indiana University in Bloomington (Indiana) are setting up an internet database devoted to works by women artists active in the United States and Europe prior to 1800. The organizers are asking all European CODART members for their help in Read More
Focus Kazakhstan: Post-nomadic Mind, London
at the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall, London,
19 September-16 October 2018.
Evening Discussion on Thursday 27 September, 7pm.
Professor Katy Deepwell, editor KT press/n.paradoxa, and artists Almagul Menlibaveva and AselKadyrkhanova.
They will discuss the role and development of female artists in post-soviet countries, looking particularly at the Kazakh art scene. As well as Read More
The Photographers’ Gallery, 2-5pm
This timely discussion builds upon an increasing focus on the practise of and positions held by women in photography, with the aim of addressing aspects of life and society beyond art and gender divisions, in our current #MeToo climate.
In both looking back and towards the future, this event reflects upon the images used for the #MeToo Read More
As you will be aware, Dr Shahidul Alam was arrested, tortured and imprisoned in Dhaka Bangladesh at the beginning of August. Shahidul is an internationally respected photographer, journalist and activist and a good friend and colleague to many of us working in the photography and the academic worlds here in the UK.
University of Sunderland, where Read More
The open letter, initiated by Marie Docher to Sam Stourdze, the Director of Les Rencontres d’Arles festival addresses an urgent need to represent with equality the whole multi-cultural spectrum of photography including all human tonalities, all genders, and all orientations if it indeed wants to maintain its primacy on the international stage.The full text of Read More
Founders Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu discuss their project MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora
MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora is a publication and platform committed to establishing and representing a collective voice of women photographers of African descent. The inaugural issue featured over 100 women photographers from across the Diaspora.
Ahead of the Read More
Africa in the Photobook is a website initiated in 2015 by photographer and (photo)historian Ben Krewinkel. The website is about the changing visual representation of Africa as expressed through the medium of the photobook. By showcasing book spreads the books become partly accessible to a wider public and function as a platform for students, collectors and Read More
How We See: Photobooks by Women
New York: 10×10 Photobooks, 2018
Edition of 600
Designed by Laura Coombs
How We See: Photobooks by Women, 10×10 Photobooks’ latest project and publication presents a global range of 21st-century photobooks by female photographers.
With historical records establishing 19th-century British photographer Anna Atkins’s Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843-1853) as the first photobook, it is Read More
National Museum of Montenegro in Cetinje
3 July – 28 August, 2018
‘Why Have There Been No Great (wo)Men Artists?’ is the first in the series of regional exhibitions that are being organised as a part of the ‘Perceptions’ programme. The exhibition showcases pieces that are a part of the British Council collection of UK art, as well Read More
“The artist Carrie Mae Weems recalls sitting at her desk in Syracuse in 2014 “feeling very anonymous and misunderstood and trying to figure out how to make some new work” when she got the call.
“I was offered this extraordinary gift,” she said. “It was important, because I needed the money, but more than Read More
Make your nomination for a female photographer here and tell us why she’s a heroine.
heroine ‘A woman distinguished and venerated for her extraordinary courage, fortitude, or noble qualities.’ (The New Shorter Oxford English dictionary).
Please fill in the fields in the nomination form below. We advise you to prepare longer answers in Word or similar and then Read More
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.
Writers Mykolas Read More
First Women comprises a unique collection of 100 portraits capturing women in the UK who were “first” in their field of achievement.
The portraits by photographer Anita Corbin provide inspiration and insight for a new generation of women seeking an understanding of their own roles in a rapidly changing world in which equality is still an Read More
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art are pleased to present Women by Women, as part of the Idea of North season. Curated by photographer Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, this intimate collection explores the representation of women and girls in the North East of England by women photographers, moving back and forward through time, between the 1970s and the present.
For Read More
Exhibition opening: Sun 24 June 2018, 1.00-4.00pm
Performance night: Thu 5 July, 7.00-9.00pm ‘What does it mean to wear Hannya’ Storytelling by Laura Sampson, Shamisen play by Yui Shikakura
Exhibition continues until 29 July 2018.
Wiebke Leister’s research investigates the nature of photographic portraiture beyond the limits of individual likeness – focussing on representations of faciality in relation to its facial Read More
A collaborative symposium
Four Corners with History and Theory of Photography Research Centre, Birkbeck
Thursday 28 June 2018, 2.00-6.00pm followed by drinks
Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury
Room to be confirmed
This event accompanies the Radical Visions exhibition at Four Corners Gallery, and the launch of its new digital archive. It will consider Camerawork’s engagement, role and influence with community-practice, feminism and representation, and ask Read More
Opening: Thu 5th July 18:30 – FREE ENTRY ( Pls book via Eventbrite)
18:30 – 19:10 – Panel Discussion with:
Marilene Ribeiro – photographer and researcher, Brazil/UK
Sue Branford – journalist, BBC, Latin America Bureau, and Mongabay, UK
Anna Fox – photographer and professor, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK
Chair: Alícia Bastos, Braziliarty, Brazil/UK
19:10 – 19:30 – Film Read More
Women in the Arts: Iwona Blazwick
‘At last there is a communal mechanism for women to call a halt to the demeaning conventions of machismo’
For this series celebrating women in the arts, the Director of Whitechapel Gallery, London, discusses being a curator in the 1980s and the experiences that have shaped her understanding of gender in the Read More
A recent incident involving Dublin based artist Dragana Jurišić’s Instagram account makes all too clear the lack of control women have in representing their own bodies and the obfuscation surrounding the ways social media accounts are monitored, surveilled and censored.
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
Over 20 photographers representing several generations of artists throughout the last 3 centuries, highlighting Georgia’s very rich and complex history of photography. The exhibition “In and Out of Reality” is divided in two volumes. Volume I covers the period starting from the end of 19th century – the debut of the history of photography in Read More
We are very happy to invite to the talk with Clare Strand at the Silencio (http://silencio-club.com) on Wednesday, April, 25th, at 7 PM.
London, Rivington Place, EC2A 3BA
27 APRIL – 7 JULY 2018
Opening on April 26th, 6.30 – 8.30PM (please RSVP on their website)
In I Am Now You – Mother, Marcia Michael visualises the act of matrilineage through the body of her mother, Myrtle McKnight.
Michael uses photography and oral history to retrieve lost and Read More
In her 1971 landmark essay, “Why Have there Been No Great Women Artists,” art historian Linda Nochlin concisely outlined the long-held patriarchal power structures that have allowed the contributions of female artists to be eclipsed from history. “The fault lies not in our stars, our hormones, our menstrual cycles, or our empty internal spaces,” Read More
“One of the great things about working for 40 years and being 190 years old is you get to see history,” the photographer Tina Barney, who is 72 years old, told a rapt audience last week. She paused for a bit, then continued, “You see so much in 40 years, and yet not much has Read More
Iwona Blazwick, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery announced Helen Cammock as the seventh winner of the prize at a ceremony at the Whitechapel Gallery on 16 April 2018. Cammock was selected from a shortlist of artists including Céline Condorelli, Eloise Hawser, Athena Papadopoulos and Mandy El-Sayegh.
Out of the Blue, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG
Open Monday- Saturday 10am-5pm / Closed Sundays
Nevertheless, She Persisted
May 8th – 18th 2018
Open daily and free to all
The project was released online on March 8th 2018 to coincide with International Women’s Day and will now be Read More
Martha Langford (Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University in Montreal)
New national histories of photography are appearing. Some are recuperative, supplementing the canon with missing or underestimated figures. Others are methodological retellings, refreshing the canon with new historiographical perspectives. Some are bent on justice, adapting postcolonial, decolonizing, or settler-colonial Read More
VII Photo Agency presents a round table with the seven women of VII: Anush Babajanyan, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Jessica Dimmock, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Maggie Steber, Nichole Sobecki. Moderated by Sara Terry.
Will be live-streamed here: https://www.facebook.com/CFDbcn
The solo exhibition of new work by Clare Strand, titled The Discrete Channel with Noise, is featuring photography, painting, machinery and sound installation. The works on display are set in our time when the misinterpretation, mismanagement and misrepresentation of information – whether deliberate or accidental – has an ever-increasing and overwhelming effect on our everyday Read More
“She looks into me” is a series of intimate images that hold a deep reverence for a time when the mystery of life and the mystery of death were closely related.
Conceived in a manner close to theater this book is divided in 3 chapters that explore the idea of human representation and how looking at Read More
Our next Geekender is coming 16 – 18 March!
In collaboration with UAL Futures’ Feminist Internet Project we will be speculating on issues of power, gender and technology with a weekend of events, workshops and experimentation.
Friday night will kick off with a panel on “Tomorrow’s Nipple: censorship, subversion and social media” about the control of images Read More
Switzerland’s 1816 ‘year without a summer’, which provided the backdrop for the conception of Frankenstein, was part of a three-year period of severe climate deterioration. Chloe Dewe Mathews returned to the glaciers 200 years later, and the resulting photographs explore the environmental and social issues of our time through the themes of Mary Shelley’s novel.
Where: Read More
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.
“There is very Read More
National Portrait Gallery, London
This captivating show proves that the most exciting thing happening in Victorian art was photography, and the bold and revolutionary Julia Margaret Cameron was the greatest British artist of her day.
Two young women stand side by side in the bright light of a window. One looks dreamily into the light, the other Read More
In Jean Cocteau’s post war film Orphée (1950) there is a beguiling moment when the then modern day Orpheus, standing in front of a full length framed mirror in his room, slides his hand through his own reflection. This once hard glassy impermeable surface becomes viscoelastic, transmutes into liquid; the ragile portal through which Orpheus moves into a parallel Read More
There and not there
Curated by Sarah McAvera
Absence is the connecting quality of two otherwise very different artists, Victoria J Dean and Sharon Murphy. With a background in theatre, Murphy’s photographs have the aura of a stage set, with the landscape in some ways acting as a curtain, covering up the story behind. While some works Read More
Annual Huntley (un)Conference 2018
Recent developments over the past few years seem to indicate that ‘we are moving on up’ or moving out of the frame – so are Black artists and curators experiencing a watershed moment with Blackness? With the advance copies of the No Colour Barlegacy book* published on 24th February, Read More
Photography sets the image free
Inaugural Professorial Lecture
Location: University of West London, St Mary’s Road, Ealing
Date: Wednesday 7 March 2018
Time: Registration 6pm. Lecture commences 6.30pm
Free Admission: All welcome.
Photography is commonly understood as a static medium that “freezes” the moment. This characterisation of photography privileges certain kinds of practice, draws a sharp distinction between it and Read More
Private view: Wednesday 14 February 6-8pm
15 February – 31 March 2018
Curated by Paola Ugolini, Women Look At Women explores feminine identity through the work of thirteen internationally renowned women artists. In this inaugural exhibition at Richard Saltoun’s new gallery in Dover Street, each of the works on show reflects a different aspect of the relationship Read More
“For decades, the feminist artist was pushed to the sidelines.Relevant once again, she can no longer be ignored.
IN A LARGE, low-lit room is a triangle-shaped table arranged with 39 place settings, the site of a distinguished gathering. It is laid with plates that rise a few inches off the table, as Read More
“The 2018 India Art Fair is set to showcase work by some of South Asia’s best contemporary female artists. Among them are Mithu Sen, whose paintings and installations explore desire, eroticism and sexuality; Tayeba Lipi, a multimedia artist who broaches hard-hitting topics like feminism and transgender rights; and Tanya Goel, who makes her own pigments Read More
Presented at 24 Jor Bagh, “Mutations – Indo French image encounters” is a large-scale contemporary exhibition that will showcase the works of 16 photographers from both France and India : Anouck Durand, Baptiste Rabichon, Charles Freger, François Burgun, Laetitia d’Aboville, Marion Gronier,Philippe Petremant, Thierry Fontaine and Yannick Cormier, Anshika Verma, Asmita Parelkar, Dhruv Malhotra, Indu Antony, Sohrab Read More
The retrospective devoted to the American photographer Susan Meiselas (b. 1948, Baltimore) brings together a selection of works from the 1970s to the present day.
A member of Magnum Photos since 1976, Susan Meiselas questions documentary practice. She became known through her work in conflict zones of Central America in the 1970s and 1980s Read More
Photoforum Pasquart presents:
CH–2502 Biel / Bienne
Adrian Sauer (January 28 – April 15)
Adrian Sauer (*1976, lives and works in Leipzig, DE) explores in his photographs the foundations of a medium which, since its beginnings, has seen changes like no other medium.
Dorothée Elisa Baumann (January 28 – April 15)
In her artistic practice, Dorothée Elisa Baumann (*1972, Read More
This collaborative programme led by Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) brings together five distinct art organisations across the UK, to show a diverse range of art works and new commissions from some of the most exciting female artists working in mainland China.
NOW explores how the diversity of current female artistic practice transcends notions of Read More
Thursday 8th February
5.30pm: Artist’s Talk, Free admission, seating limited.
6.30pm: Official Launch
8.00pm: Outdoor projection event
My Own Unknown, is an on-going series of work by Dublin-based photographer Dragana Jurišić. A very personal exhibition, the work addresses the complexities of exile, politics and betrayal together with family history. Organised into 5 chapters, the work opens out to explore important universal Read More
This exhibition showcases important materials from the archive of the late Jo Spence, British photographer, writer, and self-described ‘cultural sniper’, tracing links and collaborations in activist art, radical publications, community photography and phototherapy from the 1970s and 1980s. Consistent with Spence’s ethos of radical pedagogy, this exhibition focuses on her collaborative working methods. It opens Read More
Six contemporary art commissions highlight the progression towards equality through the stories of the women who have contributed to the spirit & history of Knole. Artists include Lubaina Himid, CJ Mahony, Lindsay Seers, Emiy Speed, Melanie Wilson, and Alice May Williams.
KNOLE HOUSE, SEVENOAKS, KENT, TN15 0RP
17 MAY – 14 NOVEMBER 2018
For more information Read More
Join Francis Hodgson in an exploration of the work and practice of photographer Maryam Eisler. Eisler will be presenting her latest project Voices East London (2017) which features a series of striking images from the streets of East London- the City’s “creative ghetto” known for spearheading the UK’s biggest population rise over the past decade. Read More
Coming March 2018 from Schilt Publishing.
The village of Kolodozero, deeply concealed in the woods of Pudozh, is located on the border between Arkhangelsk Oblast and Karelia in Russia. In ancient times, people settled on the northern flanks of the local bodies of water—rivers and lakes. Kolodozero therefore consists of a handful of small Read More
Tribe is a collaborative exhibition of photography by mid-career professional artists. Their work is a narrative, addressing issues of family, history, love and loss. The artists are a group of women from all over the US.
Please see direct link for more information.
Exhibition Dates: January 25 – March 27, 2017
Location: Pen + Brush, 29 E. 22nd St., NYC
Press Preview: Thursday, January 25, 12–3 p.m.
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 25, 6–8 p.m.
“British Vogue has stopped employing the star photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber “for the foreseeable future” after multiple allegations of sexual exploitation of male models in the US.
“A photograph believed to be of Gerda Taro, one of the world’s first and greatest war photographers, apparently lying on her deathbed in a hospital during the Spanish civil war, has been found 80 years after she was killed.
The photograph was published on Twitter several days ago by John Kiszely, a retired British lieutenant general, Read More
“As one of this year’s jurors for World Press Photo, I was stunned to learn that over the last ten years, the number of female entrants to the World Press Photo Contest has hovered around 15% (it remained at 15.5% in 2017).
March is Women’s History Month and in the current political and social climate, it’s Read More
“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
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
10×10 Photobooks by Women (working title), the next project in nonprofit 10×10 Photobooks’ ongoing series of reading rooms, will focus on photobooks by female photographers. Female photographers make up a large percentage of the photobook community, yet their numbers in the top prizes and heavily promoted books are relatively small in comparison to Read More
Last week Jean Wainwright (Professor of Contemporary Art and Photography, UCA) discussed on BBC Radio 4 at Woman’s Hour a situation of female photographers and talked about our research project.
“Only 2% of photographers hired at major commercial agencies are women and 5% of the images used by leading publishers are from Read More
A full day symposium focusing on how photographers and artists engage with communities and establish networks that help them to forge successful careers. This event is in partnership with the University of Salford School of Arts and Media.
A good network can provide you with encouragement, advice, direction and experience. A poor network could Read More
Several new studies examine precisely how much worse women fare in the art market than their male peers. It’s not a pretty picture.
By now, it has been well established that it’s hard for female artists to make it in the art world. But when it comes to attaining art-market success, new research suggests it’s even Read More
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
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
An Artsy analysis comparing the artist rosters of the 199 female-run and male-run galleries showing at the 16th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach provides one clue. Dealers who are women are 28% more likely to show artists who are women.
The gender breakdown of artists listed on the websites of the 126 male-run galleries showing at Read More
Galerie im Körnerpark: 4 November 2018 – 21 January 2018
nGbK: 2 December 2017 – 21 January 2018
Closed on: 24/25 and 31 Dec as well as 1 Jan
Exhibition, Booklet, Events
Akinbode Akinbiyi, Maria Thereza Alves, Hasan Aksaygın & Aykan Safoğlu, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro & Anaïs Héraud-Louisadat, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Antye Greie aka AGF, Rajkamal Read More
“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
Acclaimed photographer, Trish Morrissey brings two brand new bodies of work to the Hestercombe Gallery, inspired by the last female occupants of Hestercombe House, Miss Warre (1790-1872) and Mrs Portman (1854-1951) who both independently ran the Hestercombe estate.
Crossing the disciplines of performance and photography and playing with notions of fact/fiction and time/history Morrissey’s work creates Read More
Join us for our first major survey of artists’ films, performances for the camera, critical writing, podcasts and limited editions by women artists from over 30 countries featured in our Horsecross Arts collection of contemporary art since 2005.
Discover works reflecting the diverse artists’ interest in issues of memory and migration, dance and drama, films and Read More
No Man’s Land offers rarely-seen female perspectives on the First World War, featuring images taken by women who worked as nurses, ambulance drivers, and official photographers, as well as contemporary artists directly inspired by the conflict. Commemorating the First World War Centenary, No Man’s Land features photographs by three women of the epoch, alongside three women making work Read More
Join artists, photographers and researchers for our annual conference focusing on cities and urban spaces
For its tenth year anniversary, under the theme of ‘Cartographies’, this two-day event explores how we make sense of places through visual, sonic and photographic representations, across a variety of global contexts. Bringing together a wide range of international artists, urban Read More
New book is published by Firecrackers (editors: Fiona Rogers & Max Houghton)
A vivid showcase of work by more than thirty of the world’s leading contemporary female documentary photographers.
”I’ve always preferred not to be anything.” American artist Roni Horn is interviewed by her fan, Indian artist Dayanita Singh. The two acclaimed artists share a love of book making, and of the unique way that photography merges reality and fiction.
The video of the interview can be seen on the direct link.
The conference, Local/Global Dynamics in Feminism and Contemporary Art, was designed as a celebration of the 20 years of n.paradoxa (1998-2017).
Katy Deepwell (founder and editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal and Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism, Middlesex University)
Giulia Lamoni (art historian, Investigadora FCT, Instituto de Historio de Arte, Lisbon)
Ebru Yetiskin (curator, Associate Professor in Sociology, Media Theory, Digital Humanities. Read More
With Performing Afrotopia, Marie-Ann Yemsi, offers in collaboration with Kettly Noël an Afrotopia evening event, an abstract chapter of the Pan-African exhibition that explores the advantageous links between images, dance and performance. It will feature artists and collectives Rachel Monosov and Admire Kamudzengerere, Transcultural Protocol, Nelisiwe Xaba and Kettly Noël, The Impossible Dance.
The Ciné Mobile Read More
“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
Then and Now: Japanese Women Photographers of the 1970s and ’80s Revealed Through Their Photobooks
“In March 2014, the Hasselblad Foundation presented the Japanese Read More
Launched in June 2008, Women in Photography is an innovative website founded by artists Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips that showcases the work of women artists. The internet-based project focuses on exhibiting work outside of the traditional model of the commercial art world, allowing it to reach a global audience and to provide opportunities at Read More
Fast Forward: Women in Photography – Lithuanian Edition
3 – 4 November, 2017
National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
Building on the success of the Fast Forward conference at Tate Modern in 2015, co-organised by Tate, University for the Creative Arts (UCA) along with Photography Archive Research Centre (PARC) at University of the Arts London, Lithuanian Photographers Association and Read More
This is worth a read – wishing we had some stats for photography
“….It’s not that women aren’t pursuing photography careers; they’re actually the majority in undergraduate photography programs. But in professional settings, success often depends on knowing the right people and being able to persuade them of one’s fitness for a job. Those interested in fashion and portrait photography, for example, often get their start as an assistant Read More
Commercialisation, climate change, studio space, censorship? As the art world flocks to Frieze, Nell Frizzell asks what’s on the mind of Marina Abramović, Jeremy Deller, Tacita Dean, Maria Balshaw and more.
To read the answers, go to the direct link.
History and Theory of Photography Research Centre
All events free and open to all, at 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
24 October 2017, 6:00-7:30pm
Keynes Library (room 114)
Dr. AnnaLea Tunesi (independent scholar)
Art Dealing, Taste and Politics: Photographs from the archives of Florentine art dealer Stefano Bardini (1836-1922)
Stefano Bardini, Self-portrait.
This paper explores the importance of photography in Read More
The HYSTERIA collective is raising funds for the printing and distribution of our eighth periodical on feminisms and power.
The HYSTERIA collective has been working very hard over the past nine months on the eighth issue of the HYSTERIA periodical. Now it’s time to share it with the rest of the world. But we need your help! Read More
“While we wait for Nikon to get it together, here are 32 amazing photographers from Women Photograph. Their work spans the globe, shows us stories from all walks of life, tells us about their beauty and struggle, and proves that our diversity is what makes us amazing. Best of all, they’re as diverse as their Read More
“The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the world’s great galleries. Visitors flock to see Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks and Grant Wood’s American Gothic, two of the most recognisable images in modern American art. But what has stunned art collectors is that a photograph of visitors to the Read More
“To prove their new camera is the best camera, Nikon invited 32 photographers from Asia, Africa and the Middle East to test it. You can read their stories of using the camera on the company’s website – Kelvin likes to photograph nature, while Cameron is more of a commercial guy and Mark takes pictures Read More
A catalyst and umbrella for cultural projects and advocacy where female equality provides the contextual backbone.
A Woman’s Place Project CIC:
A catalyst and umbrella for cultural projects and advocacy where female equality provides the contextual backbone.
Working with artists, heritage, education, environmental and community partners to nurture ambitious high quality projects
Supporting women and people who identify as women who work Read More
“Adwoa Aboah is both the poster girl for modern fashion and one of its most vocal critics. The 25-year-old model, who walked the Burberry catwalk on Saturday and Donatella Versace’s Versus show on Sunday, leads discussions around issues from imagery of black women in the media to the impact of Read More
“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
BRACHA invites you to the private view of an exhibition of photography and video art highlighting hereditary cancer
Curated by Tamar Arnon & Eli Zagury
Exhibition dates: 22nd – 26th September 2017
Rosenfeld Porcini gallery
37 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1NZ
Galllery opening hours:
10am – 6pm Sat: 11am – 6pm (free entry)
Sunday 24th September 2017 6pm – 9pm
The evening will include a presentation by BRACHA’s Read More
New perspectives on the border in Ireland
9 Sept – 22 Oct 2017
Thursday 14 September
5pm: Artist Kate Nolan ‘In Conversation’ with Stephanie McBride
6pm: Official launch of the exhibition
Gallery of Photography Ireland, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
London-based Estonian artist Maria Kapajeva’s largest solo exhibition thus far, entitled The Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear, is opening at Narva Art Residency.
As part of the Tallinn Photomonth programme, London-based Estonian artist Maria Kapajeva returns to Narva Art Residency with a solo exhibition studying the social legacy of Krenholm. For 150 years, Krenholm – the Read More
Brooklyn Museum, NY USA
APRIL 21–SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia Gallery of Contemporary Art, 4th Floor
Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. Read More
Firecracker is platform dedicated to supporting women photographers.
Despite many fantastic women working with photographic media, the industry continues to be dominated by male counterparts.
Firecracker assists the promotion of women photographers by showcasing their work in a series of monthly online gallery features. Photographers are brought to our attention via a network of industry professionals Read More
The Mother House,started the 5th of September 2016 at the IKLECTIK Art Lab. The model provides the freedom to work independently or alongside your children and it encouraged opportunities to work in collaboration with other artists creating a supportive and inspiring network.
The Mother House idea is born in response to the urge Read More
“There are many more women photojournalists than 30 years ago, women are now the majority of the photography program graduates in the leading journalism schools in the United States, and most of the top photo editors at the large publications are women. Still, Ms. Zalcman said the best assignments continue to go overwhelmingly to men.
“When I was a graduate student there weren’t many senior women in my department. There were narratives about them that seemed unique to each woman: One was crazy—I never really understood why, but there were hushed rumours and we were warned to stay away and not work with her. She had some impressive publications, but Read More
“It hangs with dozens of others in a new UK show of the South African photographer’s work. Muholi created one self-portrait in 2012 but it wasn’t until 2014 that she went back to the project that would become Somnyama Ngonyama(translated as Hail the Dark Lioness), with the idea of doing 365 shots in all. “You live Read More
“The following letter was shared by an artist who was recently awarded a place in a competitive residency program. For the sake of professional discretion, identifying details have been replaced with the letter X. Upon contacting them to work out the logistics of her stay, the artist was informed that some of the program’s policies Read More
SOMNYAMA NGONYAMA, HAIL THE DARK LIONESS
In her first solo exhibition in London, South African visual activist Zanele Muholi (b 1972) presents her ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama.
In more than 60 photographs Muholi uses her body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive.
Taken primarily in Europe, North America Read More
“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
The Zimbabwe Association of Female Photographers was launched in 2013 as a voluntary organisation that strives to raise the standard of professionalism in the industry through project-based training, networking and the promotion of our members’ work.
The ZAFP believes that as women we have a different story to tell and that our perspective is missing. Our Read More
Chai Khana is an issue-based international media platform focusing on women, rural communities, and ethnic minorities, and giving voice to the under-represented across the Caucasus. Founded and managed by young women, the Tbilisi-based outlet uses innovative and experimental approaches in documentary photography, multimedia, and film. The name Chai Khana, tea house, represents a symbolic, collective Read More
Women Seeing Women is a new exhibition celebrating the work of female photographers in documentary and fashion photography, and their interaction with their female subjects. The show, which includes contributions from 12 Magnum photographers, is at the Staley-Wise Gallery in New York City until 31 August.
To see a selection of Read More
Dis/Obedient Women Exhibition
curated by Sari Patnaik
in association with Art Night London 2017
in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery
Opening July 1 6-12pm
Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR
The Place is Here presents work by over twenty black artists and collectives working in 1980s Britain. Shown across the South London Gallery and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, the exhibition spans painting, film, photography and archival material from this pivotal decade in British culture and politics.
The Place is Here evokes some of the Read More
New Territories: Landscape Representation in Contemporary Photographic Practices
Humboldt University of Berlin
16, 17 and 18 June 2017
This three-day workshop gathers international scholars and artists. From different disciplinary perspectives that include art histories, architecture, geography and archeology, speakers addresses the many pressing questions that representations of natural and man-made landscapes bring into focus: the national identity Read More
Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora is an exclusive and commemorative bi-annual journal committed to establishing and representing a collective voice of women photographers of African descent. The inaugural issue of Mfon features 100 women photographers across the Diaspora. This iconic issue features an introduction by Dr. Deborah Willis, MacArthur Fellow and Chair of Read More
In his 1938 novel Enemies of Promise Cyril Connolly asserted that ‘there is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall’. Since April 2009 Enemies of Good Art has debated the issues arising from this infamous quote.
Enemies of Good Art seeks to investigate the possibilities of combining art practice and Read More
“Mothers in Arts is a small initiative founded by Csilla Klenyanszki, who lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Mothers in Arts supports women artists who are also mothers and shines a light on the mother-shaped blindspot within the art world.
It puts forward a discussion about a problem that affects many young artist women when they Read More
Venue: Middlesex University, Grove Building, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Middlesex University, London, NW4 4BT, UK.
Date: Monday 3 July 2017, 11-6pm.
This event is open to artists, academics and curators interested in feminism and contemporary art.
Katy Deepwell (founder and editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal and Professor of Read More
Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?
A version of this story originally appeared in the January 1971 issue of ARTnews.
Implications of the Women’s Lib movement for art history and for the contemporary art scene—or, silly questions deserve long answers; followed by eight replies.
The full article is on the direct link
Between 1985 and 1990, London based artist Marysia Lewandowska recorded over 200 hours of audio with artists and academics, ranging from private conversations to public events. The Women’s Audio Archive began life as a fictional institute, invented as a way of approaching key female figures in the arts, becoming a valuable reflection of their politics and Read More
The Jubilee Conference of the Hungarian Society for the History of Photography (MAFOT) at the Petőfi Literary Museum and the Hungarian National Museum
The ten-year-old Hungarian Society for the History of Photography invites researchers interested in the history of photography to think together. At the conference in May 2017, the presentations Read More
Photography & the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at the London College of Communication invites you to the opening of The Other Observers: Women’s Photography in Britain – materials from the Val Williams Archive.
Curated by PARC Graduate Associates Ana Ascobar and Jacqui Taylor as part of the Moose on the Loose outreach programme.
Women in Photography the Read More
HEWING WITTARE present a 3 woman show with Chudamani Clowes, Rebecca Glover and Anna Liber Lewis entitled ‘Shapeshifting – tactics to combat drowning’ as part of the E17 Art Trial 2017.
Saturday, June 10 – 2pm
As two Jerwood Gallery exhibitions featuring women artists overlap (Jean Cooke and Eileen Agar), we are delighted to welcome curators and authors of A Woman’s Place Project Day+Gluckman, artist Jessica Voorsanger and Tate Curator and art historian Carol Jacobi to the gallery, to discuss the complex relationship of a woman artist to her personal biography.
The panel Read More
“There’s an old-fashioned myth that having a baby is going to make it impossible to work,” says painter Nikki Maloof. “I had just started gaining a lot of momentum in my career when I found out I was pregnant, so it was scary.” Maloof’s fear could apply to any number of career-oriented women across Read More
Michelle Doyle. The Irish Times.
A gender audit reveals a poor representation of women in some of our national cultural institutions
L E N S T H I N K Y O R K S H I R E
Thursday May 11th will see the very first social for Lens Think Yorkshire, A bimonthly
social in Yorkshire to meet, share work, ideas, & develop photography in
the North. The night will see Al Palmer of Read More
Reflecting on Charlotte Salomon
An Exhibition and Study Day at the Women’s Art Library organised by Goldsmith University of London
Study Day : 15.05.2017, 11.00-18.00
Special Collections Reading Room
The event is free of charge, but booking is required.
Special Collections Foyer
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943), a German-Jewish artist who was killed Read More
Diffusion 2017 looks at REVOLUTION in its widest context, investigating through the prism of photography and lens-based media social change, freedom of expression, popular protest, human rights and the pursuit of utopias.
The Diffusion conference focuses on two key issues, with contributions from exhibiting artists, architects, designers, cultural theorists and committed urbanists.
Building the Revolution examines artist involvement Read More
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
GSA & Edinburgh Napier University
Assessing the legacy and impact of feminist photographer Franki Raffles
Tuesday 25 April 2017, 11-4pm,
This symposium is a contribution to the appreciation of the current Franki Raffles exhibition Observing Women at Work at Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, 4 March – 27 April 2017.
What are the lessons for contemporary feminist and Read More
Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, 4 March-27 April 2017 An exhibition of work by the feminist social documentary photographer
Franki Raffles (1955-94) was a feminist social documentary photographer. This exhibition Observing Women at Work presents a selection of photographs and material by Franki Raffles [1955-94] from three bodies of work, namely ‘Women Workers in the Read More
Thu, April 27, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM BST
Helen Cammock works with moving image, photography, text, performance and installation. Within these various forms is her underlying interest and aim to consider how societal dissonance, that exists between the individual and collective experience embodies consequences of structural inequality.
Ideas around authorship and the appropriation, exchange, interruption and Read More
“In the course of a thirty-year career, the photographer Catherine Opie has made a study of the freeways of Los Angeles, lesbian families, surfers, Tea Party gatherings, America’s national parks, the houses of Beverly Hills, teen-age football players, the personal effects of Elizabeth Taylor, the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Boy Scouts, her friends, mini-malls, and Read More
” “BP portrait award shortlist offers up all-female line-up” reads The Guardian headline.
Wonderful, I thought, as I’m sure many others did. Great stuff. Women artists are being recognised for a prestigious, high-profile art award. And not an award specifically for women, either.
But, before we all pat ourselves on the back and put on Read More
“In the summer of 2001, American Tom Sponheim was walking around Barcelona with his wife and found himself in a local flea market, Els Encants. On one of the stalls, he found a bunch of old negatives that he bought for $3.5, one dollar more that the seller was asking. Sponheim realized how valuable his Read More
Talk: “Women Rebels, Women Poets”
by Marta Gili, Director, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris
HU Hauptgebäude, Hörsaal 3075, Humboldt University of Berlin
24 May 2007, 18:00
Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte (IKB) der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
In this talk Marta Gili looks at the work of women photographers of the first Read More
New book is published by Laurence King:
Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze
By Charlotte Jansen
A new generation of female artists is emerging who have grown up in a culture saturated with social media and selfies.
This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore Read More
Magnum Photos, London | Sat 29 & Sun 30 July 2017
Learn from the best publishers and photobook producers about the publishing market: covering how to pitch to publishers, methods of production, design, editing, and budgets.
BOOK A PLACE HERE:
Karen Knorr – Europe and India
95 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
For our third solo show of photographs by Karen Knorr, the gallery is presenting a selection of her constructed animal scenarios taken in both Europe and India. Shot between 2003 and 2016 in various European museums and stately homes and in Indian palaces and Read More
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
UNA Y OTRA (ONE AND ANOTHER)
Curator: Rodrigo Orrantia
Carrera 5 # 26C – 40
Opening: Saturday 22 April
This exhibition brings together the recent work of women artists who work with photography and video around the theme of identity and place. In the Read More
History and Theory of Photography Research Centre
Free and open to all, at 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
Wednesday 17 May, 2:00-5:00pm
A collaboration with Birkbeck Architecture Space and Society Centre:
Sabine Wieber (Glasgow University)
‘Intimate Collaborations’ at the Photo Studio Elvira in Munich
Tag Gronberg (Birkbeck)
Architectural Relationships Past, Present and Future on the Côte d’Azur
Patrizia Di Bello, (Birkbeck)
Response: Read More
Interesting review on a new book Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze by Charlotte Jansen, published by Laurence King (2017)
University of Brighton
School of Media
Edward Street Campus Lecture Theatre
28th Apr 2017 1:00pm-5:30pm
Nostalgia is a recurring theme of contemporary popular film, television and digital media. Reboots and remakes, sequels and spin-offs fill our screens. DVD box sets repackage old shows as new products. Digital techniques recreate the look of celluloid, old photography and early cinema, as Read More
“She is smiling broadly and caressing her stomach. Judging by its shape and size, she’s eight months pregnant. Calle is 63, so this is surprising. On the other hand, given her affection for the flagrantly absurd, it is not surprising at all. After we exchange kisses, she ushers me in, explaining that she has turned Read More
Gestures of Resistance aims to respond to our current general mood of political anxiety and alienation by opening up socio-political critique in order to resist the palpable feeling of disempowerment. Rather than accepting the non-choice of the neoliberal setup of Greece or current right-wing politics both in America and Europe, the artists of Gestures of Read More
British Journal Of Photography: Female Gaze
Issue: May 2017
Female Gaze: New perspectives from the selfie generation. Charlotte Jansen considers a new generation of female photographers who make women their subject. Zuza Krajewska goes inside a prison for young male offenders. Endia Beal addresses themes of race, gender and corporate culture. And Laia Abril uncovers secret histories Read More