Hadeer Omar installation, Contemporary Heritage: And Thereafter, Al Koot Fort, Doha. Tasweer Photo Festival Qatar, 2021. Photograph by Alejandro Arango.

The Fast Forward Tasweer research workshop on women in photography on 22 and 23 May 2021 was the first part of the partnership between The Tasweer Photography Festival Qatar and Fast Forward: Women in Photography.

Looking at a number of important research areas including animating archives; cultural heritage; contemporary practice; methods of creative dissemination; and collective working, the workshop included a presentations interspersed with discussions.

The workshop drew together invited participants from Tasweer’s network and Fast Forward’s partners of photographers, artists, curators, writers, scholars and editors to consider what it is to be a woman working in photography and visual culture. With an especial vantage point towards the WANA region as well as the global regions represented by the Fast Forward network, we shared new knowledge and created open discussion.

The workshop is organised in the partnership and with the support of Qatar Museums, and Daam (Social + Sport Contribution Fund, Qatar), and Saud bin Mohammed Al Thani Foundation.

The participants’ bios and the short summaries of the presentations are available here.