We have a vision: the universal acknowledgment of photographic heroines past, present and future. Our mission is to achieve this.

Our Exhibition

Hundred+ Heroines
at Photo London

We are delighted to present Stand Up, Sit Down: Voices of Women in Photography, an exhibition curated by Verena Kaspar-Eisert (Kunsthaus Wien, Vienna) and Cheryl Newman (independent curator and artist). Stand Up, Sit Down is our inaugural exhibition and will be showing at Photo London in May (14-17).The exhibition continues our important mission by presenting the work of 20 women in photography, selected from the original 100 heroines, including: Alix-Marie, Elina Brotherus, Ellen Carey, Gillian Wearing, Josephine Pryde, Marcia Michael, Newsha Tavakolian, ORLAN,  Susan Meiselas, VALIE EXPORT and Yushi Li.

Named in homage to the work of seminal feminist photographer and radical performance artist, VALIE EXPORT, Stand Up, Sit Down will create a space in which to explore the diversity of the photographic image in its many forms. Embracing both traditional and contemporary approaches, exploring documentary, conceptual and narrative works, the exhibition will demonstrate the complexities of these global visual cultures.

Our sincere thanks to our sponsors Spectrum and The Sorority for their generous support.

Image: Elina Brotherus, Disobedience, 2018 (after VALIE EXPORT: Stand up. Sit down. 1989) in collaboration with VALIE EXPORT © the artist : courtesy: gb agency, Paris

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In Brief …

Shirin Neshat announced as the Master of Photography for Photo London 2020
Renate Bertlmann’s Rosengarten, Austria’s entry to the 2019 Venice Biennale, is now on show at Belvedere (Vienna) until 30.08.20.
Annegret Soltau’s exhibition Spider, currently showing at Richard Saltoun (London) until 02.04.20.
Clare Strand in BJP-online on her Deutsche Börse Foundation Prize 2020 short-listed work.
Rineke Dijkstra and Tracey Moffatt in Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography at the Barbican (London) until 17.05.20.
Aïda Muluneh, co-curator and exhibitor:  Crossroads Ethiopia, Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, until 21.11.20

HEROINE “A woman distinguished and venerated for her extraordinary courage, fortitude, or noble qualities.”
The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary