The first workshop at UFMG, Belo Horizonte Brazil

Image: © Marilene Ribeiro (from Luana series - 2008-2012)

Announcing the first research workshop Fast Forward2: Women in Photography, funded with The Leverhulme Trust International Network Grant

The first in a series of International workshops funded by the Leverhulme Trust International Network and part of the Fast Forward 2: Women in Photography project is hosted by

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

on July 24th and 25th 2017.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Patricia Azevedo (UFMG, Brazil) Professor Anna Fox and Maria Kapajeva, from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA, UK), have organized the first research workshop bringing together both significant and early career professionals from the fields of photography, art and gender studies. Presentations and open discussion will take place over the two-day workshop around ideas and themes concerned with the work and position of women photographers today. This workshop in Brazil will be an opportunity for local, national and international participants to exchange knowledge and promote future collaborations. The workshop is timed to take place at the same time as FIF-BH International Photography Festival of Belo Horizonte creating the opportunity to discover the wealth of photographic culture in the region.

Fast Forward 2, international network, will be investigating the subject of women photographers across the globe. The project involves seven partner organisations who will host six research workshops as well as a conference, in 2019, at a major London venue. The activities of Fast Forward 2 mark the start of a thought provoking exploration of women photographers and their work that is extremely pertinent to the current period where questions connected to women’s lives and how they are being lived, are being raised on a daily basis in a wide range of contexts.

Partners in the Fast Forward 2 project are:

University for the Creative Arts, UK

Lagos International Photography Festival, Nigeria

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

The Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland

Dillon + Lee Gallery, USA

AJK Mass Media Communications Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia University, India

SLADE School of Art at University College London, UK


Partners for the first workshop at UFMG are:

Espaço do Conhecimento UFMG, Brazil

Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, Brazil

Instituto Moreira Salles, Brazil

The workshop organisers gratefully acknowledge the generous support of The Leverhulme Trust, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and University for the Creative Arts. And as well offer a special thanks to our host Dr Patricia Azevedo.

Press Release in PDF format.