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, for the first time, presented an in-depth historical survey showcasing the achievements of female photographers working in Britain.

There was an associated event taking place in collaboration with Fast Forward Women in Photography at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. This exhibition was 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.

30 January 2019 – 2 June 2019


Associated Events

Tour of Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers
Wed 6 Feb 2019, 12.30pm

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

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

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

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

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