Celebrating Women in Photography Today – Together

Hundred Heroines (HH) is the only UK charity dedicated to advancing public awareness of women in photography. Leading women photographers (the ‘Heroines’) challenge how we see the world, push artistic and social boundaries and highlight issues of inequality. We provide an accessible, varied programme of creative, social and educational activities as well as opportunities, which are particularly empowering for young women.

Located in Gloucester, we have a museum with a growing collection, contemporary gallery, dedicated installation pods and a collaborative hub, as well as a large public creative canvas.

Our vision is the universal recognition of women in photography – past, present & future. Our mission is to connect people with the visual arts and to share opportunities for diverse communities to celebrate women in photography.

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Opening times are 10:30 – 16:00 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.  Other times by arrangement.

Creative Workshops

In collaboration with JOLT, Dorothy inspired creative workshops by young people for young people.

Click here to visit the Jolt website and find out more.

Latest Posts

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16th March 2023

March 2023: 6 Exhibitions to See

A round-up of six brilliant exhibitions to keep an eye on during March 2023, featuring work by leading women in photography.
Black and white photograph (sepia toned) of a group of men building a staircase.FeaturedFront PageHistorical HeroinesHPBlogLHBlog
23rd February 2023

Frances Benjamin Johnston

Frances Benjamin Johnston is recognised as one of the first women of American photography and one of its first LGBT+ practitioners.
Black and white photograph. Zanele lies on a bed while holding a large circular mirror above themself, in which we can see their face.ExhibitionFeaturedFront Page
22nd February 2023

La MEP: Zanele Muholi

La MEP are presenting the first French retrospective of acclaimed photographer Zanele Muholi's work celebrating the Black LGBTQIA+ community.
FeaturedFront PageReviewWomen in Film
14th February 2023

Public Premiere of The Water Rats

Legendary photographer and Heroine Jillian Edelstein’s award-winning documentary film The Water Rats started as a personal project during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
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14th February 2023

Dorothy Wilding – Opening Party

Opening party for new exhibition featuring the work of Dorothy Wilding - Gloucester's pioneering photographer
Colour image showing the cover of HER OWN. The cover is red velvet with an embossed rose illustration.FeaturedFront Page
14th February 2023

HER OWN: Dragana Jurišić

Shyama Laxman reviews Dragana Jurišić's HER OWN, which weaves together the life stories of three women: the artist’s aunt Gordana, her own, and that of L'Inconnue de la Seine.

Better than Netflix: An overdue voyage of discovery for any art photography aficionado. (ArtMag, Deutsche Bank)

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Only with the support of donations will we be able to continue our mission: connecting the public with the work of incredible women. Your money will go towards events, exhibitions and running Bootcamp.


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