Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers


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

From the early innovations of Anna Atkins and Queen Alexandra, through to Dorothy Bohm’s depiction of 1960s London and the self-portraiture of Sarah Lucas in the 2000s, the exhibition will for the first time present an in depth historical survey showcasing the achievements of female photographers working in Britain.

Professor Jean Wainwright (University for the Creative Arts) has compiled new and archival interviews, including those from a selection of exhibiting artists. The interviews will be installed as sound compilations, recorded as conversations directly referring to the artists' photographs on display.

An event will be hosted by The Lightbox in collaboration with Fast Forward Women in Photography at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. This 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.

This exhibition is supported by a Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Research Grant from Art Fund.

30 January 2019 – 2 June 2019
£5.00 Day Pass or £7.50 Annual Pass | Under 18s Free

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Associated Events

Tour of Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers
Wed 6 Feb 2019, 12.30pm
Free with a Day or Annual Pass | Book a place

In Conversation: On the Royal Road with Jayne Fincher
Fri 8 March 2019, 7.00pm
£20 Adults | Fundraising Talk | Book a place

Pioneering Women Photographers in The Royal Collection
Thurs 28 March 2019, 7.00pm
£6 Adults | £4 Friends | Book a place

Julia Margaret Cameron: The Pursuit of Beauty
Tues 2 April 2019, 1.00pm
£10 Adults | £8 Friends | Book a place

Women in Photography Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Exhibition Tour
Wed 15 May 2019, 10.00am
£10 Adults | £8 Friends | Book a place

Fast Forward: Her Stories in Photography
30 May 2019, 6.00pm
Free entry, pre-booking required | Book a place

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