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…

Black and white photograph. Zanele lies on a bed while holding a large circular mirror above themself, in which we can see their face.

La MEP: Zanele Muholi

La MEP are presenting the first French retrospective of acclaimed photographer Zanele Muholi's work celebrating the Black LGBTQIA+ community....

Full Frontal Photomontage

A Dream Between Sleeping and Waking presents an eclectic new body of solo work and collaborations by the celebrated British artist known as Linder (born 1954, Liverpool)....

To What We Think We Remember: Catherine Opie

In To What We Think We Remember, her second solo show at Thomas Dane Gallery, London, Catherine designs a ‘metaphorical framework for reflection: on [her] personal life, relationships, and work, but also on the fragility of humanity,...

Jiangbeizui Central Business District, Chongqing, China, 2017 (14). From Forest series (2010-2017). ©Yan Wang Preston.

Contested Landscapes

From Where I Stand (From my point of view), the third Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, explores how photography draws connections between art, journalism, and activism....

Poulomi Basu – Fireflies

In her latest project Fireflies, exhibited at the Autograph gallery in London, Indian artist Poulomi Basu boldly speaks about the topic she knows well - from her previous work, and her own experience - the repercussions of patriarchy....