Chinese photojournalist Hou Bo (1924 – 2017) documented the rise of Mao Zedong from 1939 to 1968 in over 400 photographs as the official photographer of The Great Leader. She created most of the iconic images of Mao’s reign but fell from favour during the Cultural Revolution and spent years in forced labour camps.
Photographer and volunteer writer Fanny Beckman crosses the Solent to learn more about one of the pioneering women in photography.
During Black History Month, we are paying homage to the Black women photographers who have overcome racial and sexist oppression to leave their mark within the visual arts
Volunteer writer Fanny Beckman travels to the home of Lee Miller (1907-1977) to discover how one fateful photograph changed the trajectory of her life and career.