The Heroines

Hundred Heroines is the only UK based charity dedicated to promoting women in photography

In 2018 we asked the public to nominate women photographers that they felt deserved more recognition and by the end of 2019 we had selected one hundred professional women and non-binary photographers who we call our Heroines.

But since we received around 1,300 nominations from around the globe, we didn’t want to stop there…

Currently we have 200 Heroines, spanning many different countries with many different styles and stories, adding to the contemporary scene of photography.  Stay tuned for details of the next phase of nominations.


Nominate a Heroine

When it comes to electing a Heroine, we take nominations from the public first and then our Criteria of Merit panel will make the final decision.  Although submissions for new Heroines are currently closed, you can find the submission form here.

Virtual Exhibitions

We aim to make great art more easily available to everyone; with our online exhibitions we have had the honour of hosting world class images to further the reach of these inspiring artists.

Women on Women

As part Photo Oxford Festival, Hundred Heroines is proud to present Women on Women: Relationships, Identity and Power – Explored Through Photography, a bold collection of work by six contemporary photographers

Tessa Traeger

As part of the Kensington & Chelsea Festival, we’re celebrating the international year of fruit and vegetables with Tessa Traeger.

Cabinet of Remedies

In 2019, we asked Heroines to create images for our Cabinet of Remedies: Art helps us connect with our inner world and unique needs.

Heroine News

Check out our Event Directory to help plan your artistic adventures! See where Heroines are currently exhibiting…

Creative Canvas – March 2024

The portraits and stories on display were captured in March 2022, just after Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th of February 2022. Many people around the world gave their timegenerously to support the people of Ukraine....


GLOUCESTER EXHIBITION: MALEVOLENCE - challenging society's attitudes to gender-based violence and continuing the campaign for its elimination....


MALEVOLENCE aims to raise greater awareness of gender-based violence and contribute to campaigning for its elimination. Here are some organisations and contacts who may offer help if you're affected by any of these issues...

Paris Photo 2023

Photo Exhibition - Hundred Heroines volunteer writer Emma Godfrey Pigott reflects on her experience of Paris Photo 2023, and discusses her highlights from the event....

Divine Power Opening

We're thrilled to be bringing more outstanding photography to Gloucester with our next exhibition - Divine Power, which explores our fascination with deity and myth....

Divine Power

Divine Power, featuring works by Nandini Valli Muthiah and Yevonde, on show in the Bell Walk Gallery (Eastgate) until 19th November...