Organised by Brighton Women’s Centre, in association with Brighton Dome
Saturday 4th March, 12pm – 1.30pm
The Old Courtroom, 118 Church St, Brighton BN1 1UD
(opposite Brighton Dome Concert Hall)
Join renowned photographers Marilyn Stafford and Nina Emett as they each present a selection of photographs from their work based on the theme of women, hosted by Miniclick facilitator, Jim Stephenson. They will also launch The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award for women photographers – in association with FotoDocument – hosted by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove.
Marilyn will show excerpts from some of the important stories she has covered over 30 years working as a photojournalist, including the Sicilian peasant woman who brought the mafia to trial and won and India’s only woman Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. Nina will present her current photo essay ‘Women Workers of India’, (published by Mapin, India, 2018), about the legacy of Ela Bhatt who set up the revolutionary organisation, SEWA – Self-Employed Women’s Association – in 1972 which has successfully lifted hundreds of thousands of women in India out of poverty.
The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award will be granted annually to a professional woman photographer towards the initiation or completion of a compelling and cohesive photo essay which addresses an important social, economic, cultural or environmental issue. Working as a reportage photographer in a largely male industry, Stafford personally experienced how difficult it was for women to balance career and family, especially with each opportunity hard won. She recognises that this difficulty still exists for women in the industry today and she hopes to help redress the balance.