CRITERIA OF MERIT PANEL

Hundred Heroines intends to present selected artists annually to add to our Heroines.  To do this, we will reach out to an international network of recognised individuals and professionals in the arts and academia, as well as organisations such as museums, educational institutions and galleries, to nominate artists from within their region. 

We recognise that all decisions on selection of artists must be in line with our charitable objects, and based upon the Charity Commission’s RR10 guidance on artistic merit in museums and art galleries. To help us achieve these objectives, we have established a Criteria of Merit Panel (CoMP), the members of which have been selected for their academic qualifications and/or professional experience relevant to photography and the visual arts; and for their independence and impartiality.    

Criteria of Merit” means, in relation to a potential heroine nominated, that the nominee: 

  • Has made a significant contribution to the practice, or to the visual arts, using photography in their work or pushed the boundaries of photography. For emerging talent, the nominee’s work should be of a very high quality and should show the potential to make such a contribution
  • Has produced a consistent body of work that either has or is of such a high standard as to demonstrate the clear potential for an international reach or international recognition
  • Is heroinic in some way; that is, has performed courageous or noble actions or is admired for her great qualities or achievements.

Carol Tulloch

Carol Tulloch, writer and curator, is Professor of Dress, Diaspora and Transnationalism at the University of the Arts London based at Chelsea College of Arts. She is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert...

Debra Klomp Ching

Debra Klomp Ching is the Co-Owner of the Klompching Gallery, representing an international roster of artists including Helen Sear, Max de Esteban, Odette England, Diane Meyer and Jim Naughten among others. In addition to owning and...

Dominique Holmes

London-based Mixed-Media Artist and Activist Dominique Holmes draws upon their studies in Classics, Art History, and Fine Art, alongside their practice as a tattooer, and artist to create artworks which explore concepts of...

Eileen Perrier (Chair)

Senior Lecturer in Photography at The University of Westminster, Eileen’s work has been widely exhibited. Residencies include Light Work (in partnership with Autograph ABP), in New York, USA and Playing The City, Kunsthalle Schirn...

Fariba Farshad

Fariba Farshad is co-Founder of Candlestar, a company that specialises in the creation and development of new international cultural initiatives including Condé Nast’s College of Fashion and the Prix Pictet, the global photography...

Mary Lee Hodgens

Mary Lee Hodgens is the Associate Director at Light Work, a non-profit photography center located in Syracuse, NY. Through an internationally renowned Artist-in-Residence program, exhibitions and an award-winning journal, Contact...

Miranda Salt

Miranda Salt was born in Melbourne (Australia) where she obtained a degree in political science and worked in book publishing and selling. In 1995, she moved to France where, after a short stint at Shakespeare & Co. bookshop, she...

Rahima Gambo

Rahima Gambo is an artist and photographer who came to artistic practice by working independently on long-form transmedia documentary projects. Currently, she explores a rehabilitative moving photography through the experimental...

Sunil Gupta

Sunil Gupta is a Canadian citizen, (b. New Delhi 1953) MA (Royal College of Art) PhD (University of Westminster) who has been involved with independent photography as a critical practice for many years focusing on race, migration and...

Zelda Cheatle

Curator, lecturer, editor and consultant. After several years working as a photographer, Zelda Cheatle joined The Photographers' Gallery (1981-1988) before opening her eponymous gallery (1989-2005)....