209 Women – Portraits of the female Members of Parliament, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
209 Women – Portraits of the female Members of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London, UK
A public exhibition in Parliament to mark 100 years of women achieving the vote: 209 new portraits of all women MPs, by women photographers. Read more…
Female MPs by female photographers – the 209 Women project written by Diane Smyth, British Journal of Photography, September 2018, London, UK
“There is no one way to be a woman artist, to be a woman politician, to be a woman,” says Alison McGovern – MP for Wirral South and one of those involved in an all-female portrait takeover of Parliament.
“A lot of people have thought of marking the centenary,” says Tracy Marshall, director of development and partnerships at Open Eye Gallery. “But they just haven’t managed to do it.”
We’re talking about the 209 Women initiative, in which 209 photographers are taking portraits of the 209 women MPs in the UK parliament. It does seem like a project that was asking to happen, with 2018 marking both 100 years since (some) women got the vote here, and also the year that the first female MP was elected in this country. But, with 418 photographers and politicians to co-ordinate plus many, many other stakeholders and committees, actually achieving it has been quite a feat. What’s seen it through has been teamwork, with the photographer and academic Hilary Wood, who came up with the idea, getting together with hundreds of other women – and men – to make it happen.
Hundread Heroines – The Royal Photographic Society campaign to honour one hundread photographic heroines – NOMINATION
I have been nominated to HUNDRED HEROINES. The Royal Photographic Society campaign to honour one hundred photographic Heroines. Who is your Heroine? See nomination here…
To celebrate the centenary year of women’s suffrage in the UK The Royal Photographic Society is running a campaign to honour one hundred photographic Heroines.
2018 is being hailed as the Year of the Woman, it marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK and has seen significant steps taken to highlight women’s rights – from the #metoo and Times Up movements to increased awareness of the gender gap and global protests fighting for equality.
Tribute to Antonio Boschi e Marieda Di Stefano, Casa Museo Di Stefano, Milan, Italy
The Face of Suffrage Mosaic, a part of a giant photo mosaic at Birmingham New Street Station, Birmingham, UK Read more…
Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio, USA (World Fair Exhibition)
100 Women, FiLiArt100, 1. Sao Paulo, Brasil: British Council 2. Sao Paulo, Brasil: Atelie397 3. The Bloomsbury Festival, London, UK, 4. Feminism Conference, Manchester, UK, 5. Palace of Westminster, London, UK