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Advent Calendar 2020

23rd December

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Edith Tudor-Hart, Poodle Parlour, London, 1936-7 © Copyright held jointly by Peter Suschitzky, Julia Donat & Misha Donat. Courtesy National Galleries of Scotland.

It’s quiz time! In each pairing, the two artists have something in common.  What is the connection? Most of the answers can be found on our website or click the plus sign for the short cuts!

Edith Tudor Hart and Tina Modotti


Both Historical Heroines were Comintern agents.  Edith Tudor-Hart helped recruit the Cambridge Spy ring and Tina Modotti gave up her career in photography for her political activities.

Joana Choumali and Valérie Belin

Prix Pictet

Joana and Valérie are the only two women to have been awarded this prestigious prize. Joana Choumali was awarded the prize for 2019’s theme Hope with her series Ça va aller.  Valérie Belin was a previous winner with Still Life for the theme Disorder.

Diane Arbus and Sunil Gupta

Lisette Model

Both Diane Arbus and Sunil Gupta were students of Lisette Model.

Lisl Ponger and Katy Grannan


Lisl Ponger created an online film festival programme for us about Underwater Women.  In her selection was a film by Katy Grannan ‘The Mermaids of Weeki Waachi Springs’.

Eve Arnold and Inge Morath


Eve Arnold and Inge Morath were the first two women to join Magnum.

Karen Knorr and Ute Mahler


Both have produced books that reference Bertolt Brecht.  Read more and listen to Karen talking about Questions (After Brecht) here in our Voices podcast series.  Ute’s work On the Traces of Bertolt Brecht can be found here.

Florestine Perrault Collins and Deana Lawson

New Orleans

Although born nearly 100 years apart, and depicting very different aspects of the place, both Florestine and Deana are highly acclaimed with capturing the spirit of New Orleans.

Renate Bertlmann and VALIE EXPORT

Venice Biennale

Both have represented Austria at the Venice Biennale.  VALIE at the 39th Biennale in 1980 (re-presented by Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac in London in 2019) and Renate at the 58th Biennale in 2019.

Poulomi Basu and Zanele Muholi

Visual activism

Both use photography to bring visibility to marginalised voices.  Poulomi advocates for marginalised women and Zanele for Black LGBT+ communities.

Lalla Essaydi and Aïda Muluneh

The Smithsonian Museum of African Art

The museum has relatively few collection photographs in its art collection, but two Heroines are represented – Lalla Essaydi and Aïda Muluneh.