Journal

The Interval

Whilst everything is up in the air, Work-Show-Grow is here to support and motivate; encouraging you to learn, create and connect. Work-Show-Grow is hosting a free programme of virtual events over the next four weeks with a packed schedule of artist talks and Live Q&As, positive mental health activities and creative exercises. The programme is Read More

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City Women: Photographs by Hannah Starkey

In 2019, the Guildhall Art Gallery appointed Hannah Starkey as Guildhall Artist-in-Residence. The residency aimed to support an artist in the development of new work created in and about the Square Mile. The theme for the inaugural residency was ‘Celebrating City Women’.

For over twenty years Starkey has dedicated her photographic practise to the representation of Read More

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Women in Art and Culture

On the occasion of Women’s History Month, the Museum of Art & Photography in collaboration with the Bangalore International Centre is hosting a special edition of its lecture series called ‘Women in Art & Culture’ by four Indian women prominent in their respective fields.

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Pushpamala N.: Chronicles of the Phantom Lady: Humour, wit Read More

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Velvet Black – Notes by Fleur Olby

Velvet Black – Notes is Fleur Olby’s first solo show combining her series ‘Velvet Black’ and ‘Notes’.

Velvet Black is a present-day ode to Victorian plant shows, with black velvet backdrops and their cultivation of indoor-outdoor window theatres. The series started as a photographic notebook of planting a garden, and is resonant of a flower press, Read More

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Zanjir: Amak Mahmoodian

Amak Mahmoodian’s Zanjir (Translation: “chain”) presents a body of photographs that cross great distances – reaching through history to bring the earliest images of Iranian photography into the present, across oceans to invite Mahmoodian’s family and friends; and across the border between life and death.

In 2004, Mahmoodian visited the Golestan museum and undertook an archival Read More

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Hasselblad Heroines a Celebration of Female Photographers

Hasselblad Heroines shines a light on talented female photographers from around the globe as they make their mark in the photographic industry. Through these spotlights, each Heroine shares their experiences in their career, challenges they’ve encountered in a typically male-dominated industry and inspiration in their art through short video interviews.

By putting a spotlight on these Read More

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BJP: Women in Focus

Free Female in Focus E-Guide

Female is Focus is the global award celebrating female-identifying photographic talent

From 1854 Media, the Female in Focus e-guide celebrates exceptional work of women photographers around the world whilst drawing on a multitude of leading industry voices to explore how, together, we can push for gender equality in the photography industry.

The Female Read More

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Annegret Soltau: Spider

Since the beginning of her career in the 1970s, Annegret SOLTAU has championed an experimental approach to art, challenging the conventional notions of representation through performance, photography and collage. While the focus of Soltau’s work never ventures far from the female body and its bodily processes, often incorporating images of herself, at the heart of Read More

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The Photographers’ Gallery: Doris Derby’s talk

Talk: Doris Derby

March 6, 2020, 18.30

Join the American civil rights photographer for this special talk

Known for her work during the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, this is a unique opportunity to hear from activist and documentary photographer Dr Doris Derby. Derby is widely recognised for her explorations of Black history and culture, producing thousands of photographs documenting Read More

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Beg Steal and Borrow

Recycling, borrowing, stealing, shamelessly ripping off… artists scavenge. They remix. They find new pathways, links and meanings. They plunder from past or present to create debate. In ‘steal this essay’ Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson poses the question: ‘What imagery is so pervasive that claims of ownership seem facile? And are artists in their ability and need Read More

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Mandy Barker: Our Plastic Ocean

Our Plastic Ocean, by international award-winning photographer Mandy Barker, addresses the current global crisis of marine plastic pollution. Barker collects debris from shorelines across the world and transforms them into powerful and captivating images. The exhibition, which is traveling from Impressions Gallery where it was conceived, is the first major touring retrospective of her work.

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Quinn: A Journey

Quinn is an installation by photographer, artist and writer Lottie Davies.

It is the fictional story of a young man, William Henry Quinn, who walks from the south west of England to the far north of Scotland in post-Second World War Britain. Although fictional, the work responds to the real-world experiences of young men and women Read More

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Conference | Darkrooms and representations: histories of photography, film and exploration

The role of photography and film has often been relegated to that of illustration, yet its uses – as a visual record, in scientific research, education and travelogues – have been varied and at times ingenious.

From experimentation with technologies in extreme environments (telephoto lenses, glass plate negatives, flashlight photography, chrono-photography, photomicrography, cinematography) to the practices Read More

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Another Eye: Women Refugee Photographers in Britain from 1933

This Women’s History Month, Four Corners celebrate some remarkable women who escaped Nazi persecution and helped to transform Britain’s photography scene.

During the 1930s, more than 80,000 refugees came to Britain from Nazi-dominated Europe. Amongst those escaping anti-Semitic and political persecution were a surprising number of women photographers. Often established practitioners, these women brought fresh, modernist Read More

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International Bursary: Awarded to Laura Dicken

GRAIN Projects, New Art West Midlands, Aarhus Center for Visual Art (AaBKC) and Galleri Image are delighted to announce that Laura Dicken has been selected as the successful recipient of the International Bursary 2020. Laura will now undertake a period of research in Aarhus, Denmark, in March 2020.

Laura’s research proposal was selected by representatives from Read More

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Haley Morris-Caferio – The Bully Pulpit

TJ Boulting is delighted to present their first solo show with American artist Haley Morris-Cafiero. Part performer, part artist, part provocateur, part spectator, for this latest series ‘The Bully Pulpit’ Haley played cyber bullies at their own game. After being trolled about her appearance when her previous project ‘The Watchers’ went viral, she went about Read More

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Kraszna-Krausz Lecture 2020

The inaugural Kraszna-Krausz Lecture will be given by internationally renowned writer, public speaker and curator David Campany. Titled Photography and Cinema, from A to Z, the lecture will take the form of twenty-six short reflections on still and moving images. The lecture series, newly established by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation, will provide a platform and space Read More

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Series and Book Launch: Photography, Place, Environment (Bloomsbury Academic Publishing) Presents Coal Cultures by Derrick Price and Landscapes Between then and Now by Nicola Brandt

SERIES AND BOOK LAUNCH: Photography, Place, Environment (Bloomsbury Academic Publishing) presents Coal Cultures by Derrick Price, and Landscapes Between Then and Now by Nicola Brandt.

Photography, Place, Environment publishes original scholarship and critical thinking exploring ways in which photography contributes to, or challenges, narratives relating to geography, environment, landscape and place, historically and now. By critiquing Read More

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The Politics and Ethics of Emerging Medical Collections from the Great War Talk

This paper explores the archival afterlives of photographs of the facially injured and disfigured ex-servicemen of the Great War, focusing on the prolific records of reconstructive surgery and aftercare in military hospitals. From the scientific quest to record and understand these wounds and their treatment, to soldiers’ post-war reintegration, the photographs have struggled to shed Read More

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Claudia Andujar The Yanomami Struggle

The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is pleased to announce the largest exhibition to date dedicated to the work of Claudia Andujar. For over five decades, she has devoted her life to photographing and protecting the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous group.

Based on four years of research in the photographer’s archive, this new exhibition Read More

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The Roadmap to Equality in the Arts in the Netherlands

A conference that addresses the under-representation and misrepresentation of women artists, WOC and nonbinary artists.

The conference The Roadmap to Equality in the Arts in the Netherlands aims to raise awareness, gather available data and mobilise existing networks and collective knowledge in order to establish a gender equality roadmap in the arts in the Netherlands. With Read More

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In Practice: Total Disbelief

In Practice: Total Disbelief considers artistic engagements with dimensions of doubt as they contribute to the formation of social life. Across media, the works in the exhibition engage formal tools that uphold belief and produce what we consider to be true – narrative and cinematic tropes, photographic technologies, empiricism, and others – and use them Read More

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The Art of Leadership

The Arts Council England are kicking 2020 off with their new podcast series. The Art of Leadership hosts guests from across the sector and beyond, sharing ideas around good leadership and governance.

Episode 1 discusses what makes a good board? What makes a bad one? Where’s the line between the executive and the trustees? Join host Read More

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Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media / The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum

40 Brunswick Square
London WC1N 1AZ

January 24 – April 26, 2020

Portraying Pregnancy is a major exhibition exploring representations of the pregnant female body through portraits, over 500 years.

Until the twentieth century, many women spent most of their adult years pregnant. Despite this, pregnancies are seldom apparent in surviving portraits. This exhibition brings together images Read More

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Exhibition ‘Reversible’ by Constance Nouvel

Centre Photographique d’Île-de-France (CPIF)

107, avenue de la République FR – 77340 Pontault-Combault

January 19 – April 5, 2020

Réversible is the third part of Constance Nouvel’s project. The first part, Atlante, was unveiled at In Situ – fabienne leclerc gallery in Paris and this was followed by Solstice, which was presented at the Le Point du Read More

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RAKE Collective

RAKE is a new visual research collective that uses open source data to investigate and visualise a variety of unseen and obscured subjects across society, business and politics, including human rights violations, government censorship, hidden histories, corruption, surveillance and bureaucratic violence. RAKE pushes the boundaries of traditional photojournalism and reportage, using evolving investigation techniques to Read More

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Kyrgyzstan launched its first ‘Feminnale’ for feminist art. Then the censors arrived / by Erica X Eisen / CALVERT Journal

Bishkek’s Feminnale kicked off a fight against the patriarchy. But with government censorship, the struggle is proving even more difficult than artists predicted.

“No one has ever censored her out before,” Kazakh artist Zoya Falkova says. “It’s just never happened.”

The “she” in question is Evermust, a sculpture composed of a black-and-red punching bag shaped like a Read More

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Photography Space & Violence: A Workshop

When: 13 December 2019, 10:00 — 17:00
Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square, Keynes Library

A collaboration between Birkbeck Research Centres: the Centre for History and Theory of Photography; the Centre for Architecture, Space & Society and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.

This workshop is focused on photography as a tool for representing places where routine or
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Charlene Heath to Circulate and Disperse: Jo Spence, Terry Dennett, and a Still Moving Archive

There are over one-hundred high quality colour photocopies, home computer printouts, and digital files of British photographer Jo Spence’s work held in the collection at the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) in Toronto, Canada – the largest repository of her memorial archive. Spence (British, 1934–1992) was a radical London-based activist, socialist-feminist photographer, writer, educator and collaborator Read More

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Framework

A professional development programme in Manchester for artists, makers and photographers.
Collaboratively developed and delivered by a-n The Artists Information Company, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Craft & Design Centre and Redeye, the Photography Network. Four full-day sessions will be led by arts sector experts, focusing on core business skills: writing, pitching, project management and promotion. In all Read More

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Rebel Goddess Dragana Jurisic & Catherine McWilliams

Seen Fifteen is delighted to announce a new exhibition of photography and painting by artists
Dragana Jurišic´ and Catherine McWilliams. REBEL GODDESS brings together works by both artists
that draw inspiration from legends of ancient goddesses as a conduit for comment on contemporary
issues. In Greek mythology, Gaia was the ‘mother’ of Earth who gave birth to the Read More

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Immersive Technology Week at the Digital Hub

The Digital Hub Immersive Technology Week takes place from 14th to 20th November and will allow clients of The Digital Hub and the wider community the opportunity to learn about and get hands on experience of the latest in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

There will be a number of workshops and drop-in sessions throughout the Read More

Paris Photo 2019 Conversations: Fannie Escoulen, Delphine Bedel, Anna Fox and Anna-Alix Koffi


Which tools for the visibility of woman photographer on an European scale ?

PARIS PHOTO 2019
November 9th

Discussion between Anna Fox (Photographer, Professor of Photography at UCA / Fast Forward: Women in Photography), Delphine Bedel (Artist, Éditor, Founder of Meta/Books, Amsterdam) and Anna-Alix Koffi (Founder of the magazine Woman paper and Something we africans got).
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Delphine Bedel: How Women Invented the Photobook

CONTACT Women and Photobooks Symposium
May 4, 2019 @ AGO’s Jackman Hall, Toronto, Canada

Publishing was, historically, the privileged medium to circulate images, and women used it to claim their artistic, economic, political and sexual independence. Although their contribution to the history of photography and to publishing was definitive and groundbreaking in many areas, the publications Read More

Feminism in Italian Contemporary Art

In a special collaboration with Marinella SENATORE and gallery artist Silvia GIAMBRONE, this exhibition brings together two leading artists to explore Feminism in Italian Contemporary Art. Curated by Paola Ugolini, the exhibition is a visual representation of struggle, resistance and growing awareness in the belief that art can trigger a constructive dialogue–overcoming differences in gender, Read More

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Matrescence

Catherine McCormack, academic and expert in the field of maternal themes in art, curates a two-part exhibition exploring maternal experience and subjectivity.

The first exhibition explores the idea of ‘matrescence,’ a term developed byanthropologist Dana Raphael in 1973 in an attempt to theorise the transitional period of shifting the body and psyche in the process of Read More

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Seven Artists

Grey Gallery is a nomadic entity working with artists, writers and musicians on a project by project basis and returns to Eleven Spitalfields, newly reconfigured with a beautiful double height main gallery and retaining the ground floor of the early Georgian townhouse which hosted previous exhibitions since 2010. This new exhibition brings together the work Read More

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Photography Now 2019: The Searchers

The Center for Photography at Woodstock is pleased to announce Photography Now 2019, juried by Maurice Berger and Marvin Heiferman. Featured artists include Cynthia Bittenfield, Martha Díaz-Adam, Maureen R. Drennan, Nona Faustine, Luther Konadu, Sara Macel, Jean L. Sousa and Derrick D. Woods-Morrow.

Today, the search for identity—the need to understand and represent who we are Read More

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Decolonizing documentary photography: The RAWIYA collective in Palestine. By Sherena Razek / AWARE

“What can images that move do for people who cannot? What can documentary photography as a practice, form, and genre do in its ubiquitous, global circulation for those rendered immobile by colonial occupation?

More specifically this thesis asks: How do contemporary Middle Eastern women photographers working in Palestine, throughout the Middle East, and the diaspora contest Read More

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STILL I RISE: FEMINISMS, GENDER, RESISTANCE – ACT 3

Arnolfini
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol BS1 4QA

September 14 – December 15, 2019

A large-scale exhibition of international artists, highlighting the experiences of women and celebrating their triumphs – and showing how the struggle for liberation is ongoing and hard-won.

Just like moons and like suns,

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LOOK Photo Biennial 2019

Worldwide, many countries are reinforcing their borders and turning increasingly inwards, but a collective international awareness is also on the rise. Global issues must be tackled from a sense of global belonging; this edition of LOOK Photo Biennial seeks to encourage this belonging. As a medium, photography is equipped for this: images are shareable, accessible Read More

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I AM WOMAN: an exhibition

a photography exhibition and live music event to celebrate the work of 20 photographers form around the world.

Wed, 11 September 2019 18:30 – 21:30 BST

Hart’s Lane London SE14

Alongside our second print issue, shado has produced a 3-month photography project with 18 photographers around the world where each photographer has responded to the brief I AM Read More

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Domesticated Land 2012 – 2019

Higher Pictures is pleased to present Susan Lipper’s Domesticated Land, her third show with the gallery. Preceded by Grapevine (1988−92) and trip (1993−99) and following a thirteen-year hiatus, Domesticated Land – begun in 2012 and continuing into the present day – brings Lipper’s familiar feminist, utopian-seeker persona further West into the California desert.

Her meticulously composed Read More

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STREET / FORM

STREET / FORM investigates photography’s relationship with the urban landscape and street culture. The juxtaposition of shape and form, the encounters with the unknown, the intimacy with strangers. 70 photographers from around the world find inspiration in the street.

Shutter Hub have teamed up with one of the most exciting street art festivals in the world, and have Read More

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Fast Forward conference at Tate Modern

Goshogaoka Girls Basketball Team: Ayako Sano 1997 Sharon Lockhart born 1964 Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of Heidi L. Steiger 2012 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P13235

FAST FORWARD: HOW DO WOMEN WORK?

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AT TATE MODERN

30 November 2019, 10.30–17.00
1 December 2019, 10.30–18.00
2 December 2019, 10.30–14.00

Please join our conference to discuss how the framing of photographic practice can be reimagined. Following two inspiring international conferences about the role of Women Photographers, held at Tate Modern in 2015 and National Gallery of Art in Lithuania Read More

BOP Bristol 19 / Artist Talks

Tickets are now available for the BOP Bristol 19 programme of artist talks.

BOP Bristol 19 is a brand new photobook festival hosted by Martin Parr Foundation and The Royal Photographic Society at Paintworks, Bristol.

The festival brings together a diverse range of photobook publishers and sellers from the UK and Europe providing an opportunity for photographers Read More

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Women in Art: Is it all about talent?

Finnish Museum pf Photography

Discussion “Women in Art: Is it all about talent?”
Wednesday August 28 at 5.30pm – 8pm.

The question of talent is often mentioned as justifying the absence of women in art exhibitions. But is it all about talent?

The photographers Marie Docher (FR), Karen Knorr(UK), Elina Brohterus (FI) and Hertta Kiiski (FI) participate in the discussion. The Read More

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The Natural Woman : a violation of community guidelines by Emily Rose Larson / Foto Femme United

Social media’s censorship of women’s bodies is deeply problematic. The ever changing guidelines for what is and isn’t acceptable on platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are inherently sexist and arbitrary. The intense suppression of the female form harms artists and reinforces dangerous and warped ideas regarding value that women have been battling for Read More

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A Portrait Of…

Portraits change the way we understand one another. Whether this is professional photos, selfies on Instagram or snapshots of our friends, the photos that we take of ourselves and each other speak volumes about who we are and who we want to be.

Through portraits, we come face to face with someone else: they create a Read More

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Her Ground: Women Photographing Landscape

Her Ground at Flowers Gallery in London uses landscape as a thematic focus to consider relationships between genre and gender. The term landscape, a principle category in Western art, is used in relation to the visible features of an area of land, often depicting human relationships to place and the environment. This exhibition looks at the specificity of viewpoint, addressing the Read More

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HERstory Camille Morineau

 

The interview was filmed on May 15, 2019 at Synesthesia MMAINTENANT, Saint-Denis – as part of the Lou-Maria Le Brusq secondary residence exhibition program – on an invitation from Julie Crenn and Pascal Lièvre, as part of the Lines of Lives exhibition – an exhibition of legends. Collective exhibition from March 30 to August 25, Read More

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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women.

Let’s change that.

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TRANSFORMATIVE MOMENTS – STEPHANIE WYNNE

Transformative Moments

Williamson Art Gallery
Slatey Road, Birkenhead,
Wirral, CH43 4UE

15 June – 26 July 2019

Photographer Stephanie Wynne and women from Wirral Change, a BME outreach centre,
present ‘Transformative Moments’ at the Williamson Art Gallery this June.

 The women came together during 2018 to mark and celebrate the centenary of the crucial point in British history when some women Read More

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Time to think

An exhibition of photography reflecting on the work of women in the 21st century and celebrating 145 female-identifying photographers from around the world curated and presented by Shutterhub in partnership with Festival Pil’Ours.

145 female photographers, 435 images, from across 15 different countries. It’s Time To Think and Shutterhub are proud to be taking this inclusive Read More

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Report shows limited progress in representation of women artists in public institutions, whilst commercial galleries still favour men / A-N

Freelands Foundation survey of the UK’s art sector highlights incremental progress in the public sector, but commercial galleries are still lagging behind in their representation of women artists.

A new report by the Freelands Foundation has shown that there has been limited progress in the representation of women artists in public institutions, with career success in Read More

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Foto Femme United / France

Foto Femme United is an international women’s photography collective and community established and based in Paris, France. Our mission is multi-layered. To start, we believe that empowering women in photography around the world is vital. The ratio of successful male photographers to female photographers is 3:1. We challenge the white male gaze that exists in Read More

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KLASSE DAMEN! / CLASS LADIES!

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

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Alegra Ally New Path A Window on Nenets Life

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

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20:20 Stories of Moving Lineage

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

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Beyond the Perfect Image at Wellcome Collection

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

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Show and Tell: Women’s Voices in Audio Arts, Professor Jean Wainwright in conversation with Lucia Farinati at Tate Britain

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

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Dana Lixenberg in conversation with Magda Keaney

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

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100 First Women Portraits in Liverpool

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

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Two exhibitions at AUTOGRAPH / London

AUTOGRAPH presents two exhibitions
26 APRIL – 17 AUGUST 2019
LONDON: AUTOGRAPH
CURATED BY RENÉE MUSSAI AND BINDI VORA

 

Lola Flash 
[SUR]PASSING

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

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Milla Talassalo 3

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

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An Artist Residency in Motherhood

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

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Women battling sexism in photography – a picture essay

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

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There And Not There

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

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A “male artist” is a contradiction in terms

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

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Bedrooms of London

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

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Richard Saltoun Gallery: 100% Women

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

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Furies, Fairies, Visionaries

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

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Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers

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

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Maria Kapajeva: Test Shooting

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

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UCA Farnham: Graduate Photography Show

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

Pre-order So to Speak by Steffi Klenz

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

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South Caucasus Moving Museum of Photography in Yerevan, Armenia

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 Female Gaze: Activism through Instagram

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

Exhibition Opening – Island Hoping – Christina Dimitriadi

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

V&A Photography Centre Phase 1 Opens.

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.

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V&A Conference – Collecting Photography/Photography as Collecting

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

#LaPartDesFemmes – a manifesto for photography

#LaPartDesFemmes

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PARIS PHOTO

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

Artist Talk – Chloe Dewe Matthews

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

PARIS PHOTO 2018: WOMEN, THE EXCEPTION AN UNDER-REPRESENTATION OF GENDER IN PHOTOGRAPHY?

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

Bluecoat: Artists’ talks

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 Exhibition and events, Blank100 Gallery

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.

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Carole Evans Exhibition, PV and artist talk

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

SACAC: Illustrated talk by Sabeena Gadihoke

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

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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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Symposium: Women FIX Photography

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

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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Symposium: Women, Work and Commerce in the Creative Industries 1750-1950

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

RPS Women in Photography Inaugural Lecture: Karen Knorr

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

Lensational

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

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Focus Kazakhstan: Post-nomadic Mind: Panel discussion on female artists in post-soviet countries

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

Photography & Gender Dynamics post #MeToo

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

Tate Modern Talk: MFON – Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

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

10×10 Photobooks presents ‘How We See: Photobooks by Women’

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

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Why Have There Been No Great (wo)Men Artists?

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

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.

Writers Mykolas Read More

‘First Women’ – 100 Portraits by Anita Corbin

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

Women by Women Exhibition

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.

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Weibke Leister: Echoes and Callings

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

Radical Visions: the cultural politics of Camerawork 1972-1985

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

Dead Water – Photography by Marilene Ribeiro & Participants

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

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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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TBILISI ART FAIR: In and out of reality: Photographic image in Georgia

© David Meskhi. Abstract Body. 2017

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

Exhibition. MARCIA MICHAEL: I AM NOW YOU – MOTHER

Autograph ABP

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

Martha Langford – Who Can Tell? Histories and Counter-Histories of Photography in Canada.

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

The Discrete Channel with Noise – Clare Strand

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

“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

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Geekender: Towards a Feminist Internet

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

In Search of Frankenstein: Photographs by Chloe Dewe Mathews

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.

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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.

“There is very Read More

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Sarah Jones

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

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

Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Michelle Henning

Photography sets the image free
Michelle Henning

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

WOMEN LOOK AT WOMEN

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

Mutations – Indo French image encounters

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

Susan Meiselas’s retrospective at Jeu de Paume, Paris

Susan Meiselas

Mediations

Concorde, Paris

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: two solo exhibitions

Photoforum Pasquart presents:
Seevorstadt 71
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

NOW: A dialogue on female Chinese contemporary artists

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

Dragana Jurisic | My Own Unknown

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

Cultural Sniping: Photographic Collaborations in the Jo Spence Memorial Library Archive

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

‘Tribe’ a photography exhibition

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.

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Lola Flash: 1986 – Present

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.

Pen + Brush inaugurates its 2018 exhibition program with the first comprehensive view of photographic work by Lola Flash.  A fixture in the New York City art scene, Read More

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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REDeye – Meeting point

Meeting Point

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

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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