Fast Forward: Women in Photography & Women Photographers International Archive US Tour: Miami
From 7 March - 13 March 2023 Anna Fox and I were invited by Aldeide Delgado from Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) to share the Fast Forward: Women in Photography Manifesto for Increased Involvement in Photography and the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: Changes in Policy and Practice Report in Miami as part of a US Tour with the two sister organisations. We met with incredible local women photographers, visited the Frost Art Museum Archive, stayed at El Espacio 23 and the Betsy Hotel and presented on panels at the Rubell Museum and the Bunker Art Space. It was a wonderful experience to share our two documents with new audiences and get to know the local women photographers.
We visited the studios of Linet Sanchez who was an artist in residence at El Espacio 23. As well as AdrienneRose Gionta and Rose Marie Cromwell at the incredible Oolite Arts. In addition to Amalia Caputo, Lujan Candria, and Gabriela Garcio at the Bakehouse Art Complex.
Our panel discussions were moderated by two incredible academics and curators Tiera Ndlovu and Heather Diak. During our time in Miami we also recorded interviews for the upcoming Fast Forward: Women in Photography podcast.
You can follow our journey on the Fast Forward: Women in Photography Instagram account as I show behind the scenes of our trip.
Captured: UCA Student Fundraiser
Captured: UCA Student Fundraiser
Tuesday 7 March 2023 5-8pm
University for the Creative Arts, Farnham Room W612
Falkner Rd Farnham GU9 7DS
I have donated one of my early chromatography prints to help the University for the Creative Arts Digital Art /Photography BA Hons Yr1 students raise money for their end-of-year exhibition at Espacio Gallery in London. You can win a print from myself, Anna Fox, Maria Kapajeva, Melanie Friend, and many more exciting artists. Join the student fundraiser on 7 March in room W612 on the UCA Farnham Campus from 5-8pm with live music, cheap bar, and raffle.
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Where are you a local? Exhibiting in FORMAT23 Photobook Market: Performing the Photobook
Where are you a local? Exhibiting in FORMAT23 Photobook Market: Performing the Photobook
Friday 17 March – Sunday 19 March 2023
Derby Museum & Art Gallery
The Strand, Derby, Derbyshire DE1 1BS
I am so excited to announce that Where are you a local? The experimental collaborative photobook that I had the pleasure of participating in has been selected to be exhibited in the upcoming "The Performing Photobook" FORMAT23 Photobook Market exhibition in Derby, UK.
The FORMAT23 Photobook Market and Exhibition will be dedicated to the sensorial experience of the photobook, performing and discovering the book’s format and elements. Where are you a local? is published by Silvergrass Press and includes works by Emma Lambert, Nigel Walker, Nuria Castro, Liz King, Jack Matts, Leah Band, Noémi, Julia Neal, and myself.
For more information on FORMAT23 Photobook Market: Performing the Photobook visit the FORMAT23 website HERE
Panel Discussion & Portfolio Review
9 March 2023, 2:00 - 5:00pm EST
1100 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
Get your tickets for our upcoming Panel Discussion and Portfolio Review in Miami!
Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) and Fast Forward: Women in Photography present Fast Forward: A Manifesto for Increased Involvement of Women in Photography, a panel discussion as part of the 2023 WOPHA & Fast Forward US tour. Moderated by Heather Diack (Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and the History of Photography at the University of Miami), the event includes presentations by Aldeide Delgado (WOPHA Founder & Director), Anna Fox (Fast Forward: Women in Photography Founder), and Elizabeth Ransom (Fast Forward: Women in Photography Assistant Researcher).
During the event, panellists will discuss the manifesto and the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: Women in Photography: Changes in Policy and Practice report. This report evaluates data collected in 2020 by Fast Forward: Women in Photography on the representation of women photographers in exhibitions, collections, publications, and education within the UK and establishes a framework for how to move forward and progress gender equality with an intersectional approach.
T his event is free and open to the public.
To book your tickets for the Panel Discussion and Portfolio Review at the Rubell Museum in Miami HERE.
For more information about WOPHA visit their website HERE
In 2020 I collected data on the representation of women photographers in galleries, museums, photo book publications, education, and major public photography collections in the UK as part of my work for Fast Forward: Women in Photography. In 2022 Fast Forward hosted a workshop in London gathering women from all the major arts and photography institutions in the UK and internationally. Over the summer I had the pleasure of writing my very first report bringing together the data and findings from the workshop in the newly published Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Changes in policy and practice report which you can now read over on the Fast Forward: Women in Photography website. Link in bio.
This report would not have been made possible without the immense guidance and support from Anna Fox and Maria Kapajeva as well as the research team at University for the Creative Arts particularly Amer Alwarea who all helped me write and edit this report. In addition to the contributions from Bindi Vora, Aldeide Delgado, Shoair Mavlian, Renee Musee, Natasha Caruana, and Kate McMillan.
This report brings together years of hard work from Fast Forward: Women in Photography and countless women who have participated in Fast Forward workshops, conferences, and collaboration. In an effort to fight for gender equality in photography.
Thank you Anna Fox for giving me this opportunity to write about such important work. And thank you to everyone who contributed to the discussions during the London workshop or helped with data collection.
You can read the report HERE. I hope you enjoy reading the report
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41st H’Arts Benefit Auction
I am thrilled to announce that I have donated two images from my series 'Homesick' to the 41st H'Arts Benefit Auction at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA. This exciting event is raising money to support artists and outreach programs for underserved youth.
Join us for the in-person H’Art Benefit Auction Event at Schack Art on March 11, 2023 at 7pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. Enjoy auctions, raffles, music, a hosted wine + beer bar, and food provided by Lombardi’s. Buy your tickets HERE!
The auction preview exhibition will take place from 25 February - 11 March 2023. You can join the Auction event live in person or virtually.
To find out more about the 41st H'Arts Benefit Auction visit the Schack Art Center website HERE.
The two images that I have donated to this auction are from the series 'Homesick'. In this series I invited ten women and non-binary immigrants to share their stories and memories of homesickness. They provided a list of liquids that remind them of places they have called home such as coffee, chicken broth, pisco sours, and kefir. I then soaked a roll of 35mm color film in the liquid for one hour for every day since they had returned to that location. This work was created in the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic where countries had closed their borders and travel was at a standstill. This was the first time for many of the participants that they had not had the option to travel back home to see their families and loved ones. The experience of homesickness was exacerbated for many resulting in physical and emotional symptoms. For some of the participants, it had been many years since they had returned home. The longer that the participant had been away the longer the film was left to soak in the liquid. The emulsion slowly deteriorating over time. The heat of the liquids warped and distorted the negatives resulting in brightly coloured destroyed rolls of film.
Chamomile tea - Bulgaria/UK - 738 days
Berlin/Frankfurt/Moscow/Champex/Trains - Apfelsaft Schorle - 57 days
10 December 2022 - 22 January 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday 10 December from 6-9 pm
The Halide Project
1627 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
I am so excited to announce that one of my Rain Cyanotypes has been selected to be exhibited in the upcoming Living Image exhibition at The Halide Project in Philadelphia. Living Image showcases contemporary artists working in traditional and historic photographic techniques from across North America and around the world.
LIVING IMAGE 2022 sixth annual exhibition of contemporary analog photography juried by Paula Tognarelli
FEATURING: Emma Backer, Donald Bell, Paige Billin-Frye, Natalie Borysenko, Ole Brodersen, Carol Byron, Will Harlan Campbell, Jennifer Carpinteyro, Sally Chapman, Eugene Cole, Helen Maurene Cooper, Kevin Daniel, Bruce Dunbar, Anne Eder, Rosemary Haynes, Laura James, Magda Kubik and Anna Sahkul, Kyle Lang, Marco Lorenzetti, Tallia Maglione, Fruma Markowitz, Maureen McMasters, Maureen Mulhern-White, Elizabeth Ransom, Stephanie Schwiederek, Mark Taylor, Em White, Yue Yu, Yelena Zhavoronkova
You are invited to the opening reception on Saturday, December 10th from 6-9pm at The Halide Project in Philadelphia.
A selection of prints from my series The Woods will be included in the second issue of maybe. magazine for analog photography. This incredible publication was established by Kalamari Klub in 2019. The new issue is produced as part of an ongoing collaboration with IsoQuant, a Collaborative Research Centre at Heidelberg University focusing on Isolated Quantum Systems and Universality in Extreme Conditions. maybe. magazine for analog photography will be released at this year’s edition of the ROTLICHT Festival for Analog Photography in Vienna.
It is an honour to be included alongside such inspiring and exciting artists. I will also be sharing my work in a Pecha Kucha style presentation along with a selection of some of the amazing artists included in the publication at the launch in Vienna.
Join us live in Vienna or remote via live stream for the release on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 12:00 pm CET (noon).
For more information about Kalamri Klub and this incredible publication please visit their website HERE
To book your tickets to the ROTLICHT Festival for Analog Photography in Vienna please visit the festival website HERE.
"Where are you a local?" at the Small Publishers Fair in London 28-29 Oct 2022
From 28 -29 October 2022 "Where are you a local?" will be at the Small Publishers Fair in London.
Where are you a local? is an experimental, collaborative publication, initiated through an open call, and produced and developed by Nigel Walker, Nuria Castro, Liz King, Jack Matts, Leah Band, Noémi, Julia Neal, Emma Lambert and myself.
Being local is entangled with our sense of place. Yet, it is also where the nuances and complexity of daily life are found and replayed, and where rituals and relationships are formed.
Instead of asking where are you from, we asked where are you a local?
Conceived with the intention to explore the potential of the photobook as a social object, collaboration has been central to both the making and making public of the publication.
We invite you to read, unfold, curate, reassemble, and contribute.
It was such a pleasure to work on this exciting collaborative project which discusses themes of place, home, and belongings.
This photo book is published by Silvergrass Press and is available to purchase at the Silvergrass press website HERE
Supported by bookRoom and University for the Creative Arts.
40 Under 40
I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected to exhibit my work Homesick in the upcoming exhibition 40 Under 40 at the Schack Art Center in Everett Washington, USA. This exhibition celebrates young women and nonbinary artists. The exhibition opens 13 October – 12 November 2022 with an opening celebration on the 13 October from 5-8pm.
In the series, Homesick I invited ten women and non-binary immigrants to share their stories and memories of homesickness in written form. They also provided a list of liquids that remind them of one of the places they have called home such as coffee, chicken broth, pisco sours, and kefir. I then soaked a roll of 35mm color film in the liquid for one hour for every day since they had returned to that location. This work was created in the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic where countries had closed their borders and travel was at a standstill. This was the first time for many of the participants that they had not had the option to travel back home to see their families and loved ones. The experience of homesickness was exacerbated for many resulting in physical and emotional symptoms. For some of the participants, it had been many years since they had returned home. The longer that the participant had been away the longer the film was left to soak in the liquid. The emulsion slowly deteriorating over time. The heat of the liquids warped and distorted the negatives resulting in brightly coloured destroyed rolls of film.
I will be exhibiting a selection of studies from the Homesick series in the 40 Under 40 exhibition.
Phd Candidate at UCA, Research Assistant for Fast Forward: Women in Photography and Visual Artist working with Alternative Photographic Practices.