Santa's Helper from Resort 1 © Anna Fox 2010

Santa's Helper from Resort 1 © Anna Fox 2010, courtesy Schilt Publishing & James Hyman Photography

The Leverhulme Trust Grant, 2017 – 2019

Professor Anna Fox at University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham has been awarded a International Network grant from the Leverhulme Trust. The grant will fund Fast Forward 2: an International Network for Women in Photography involving seven partners in six different parts of the globe.
Fast Forward 2 is the first international research networking project for women in photography based in a UK University. The project intends to investigate the significance of remembering not to forget the stories both historical and contemporary of women in photography across the globe. The research is imperative at a time when despite numerous women being educated in photography there are still very few succeeding as photographers today. Each project partner will host a workshop bringing together practitioners, scholars and thinkers from the specific locality and the global fields of both photography and women’s studies.

The aims of the workshops are to: discover hidden histories of women in photography, to explore similarity and difference in issues faced by women working as photographers; to investigate the purpose and rationale for the formation of an international network and what we might do to work together supporting women in photography globally.

The project partners are:

Dillon + Lee Gallery, New York;

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte;

Lagos International Photography Festival;

AKJ Mass Communications Research at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi;

Slade School of Fine Art, at University College London;

The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki.