Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers

Clare Strand, Aerial Suspension, 2009. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist.

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 date from the mid 19th century through to 2009 and will chart progressions in style, techniques and popular subject matter. Early notable photographers include Julia Margaret Cameron, Lady Hawarden and Queen Alexandra. Works have been generously lent by many leading museums and galleries including by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection, Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, Arts Council Collection, British Council Collection, National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Lee Miller Archive.

To complement the photographs on display, Professor Jean Wainwright from the University of Creative Arts has compiled new and archival interviews with a selection of the artists included in the exhibition. The interviews will be installed as sound compilations, as conversations directly referring to the artists’ individual photographs on display. Professor Wainwright will chair a talk and panel discussion ‘Her Stories in Photography’ at The Lightbox on 30 May in collaboration with Fast Forward Women in Photography at University for the Creative Arts.

The exhibition is part of an ongoing international campaign to bring pioneering women photographers to a wider audience and expose the discrimination of working in a male dominated world. The exhibition is generously supported by a Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Research Grant from Art Fund and a grant from The Arts Society.

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