Heroine

“A woman distinguished and venerated for her extraordinary courage, fortitude, or noble qualities.”

Yushi Li

Chinese photographer Yushi Li's work is bold in its use of male nudity to challenge traditional gender roles. But what's perhaps most disorientating and striking about Li's work is her choice of domestic settings for her images, which...

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In 2018, to celebrate a centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK, I spearheaded the Hundred Heroines campaign, while Vice President of the Royal Photographic Society.  The initiative increased public awareness of the contribution that women in photography have made and continue to make globally to the medium and to society.  We can now build on its international success to ensure that women’s voices continue to be heard.

I am therefore delighted to announce Hundred+ Heroines – a new, broader, global platform to enable the spirit of Hundred Heroines to continue to flourish.

Through their work, heroines worldwide are using photography to change perceptions of women by highlighting inequalities, pushing boundaries, tackling taboo subjects, examining difficult social issues and challenging norms.  Our evolving movement will advance public appreciation of the heroines’ work, will help harness the heroinic voices to bring about positive change and nurture new talent to highlight the heroines of tomorrow.

Stay tuned for further details …

Del Barrett, Founder

©Jillian Edelstein