For EXPOSURE 2022 , we are highlighting the women photographers who have given exposure to the women scientists of the 20th Century and 21st Century, proving that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) has always been a field for women.
As part of this celebration, we welcome two leading women in photography to discuss how they document and utilise science and technology within their practices.
The conversation will be hosted by Haley Drolet and will not only dissect the role of STEM within their work but focus on two projects in particular; Wendy McMurdo will be discussing her series documenting the team behind Dolly the Sheep, commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2002, and Mónica Alcázar-Duarte will be discussing space travel, boundaries and the price of progress. This is one not to be missed!
Mónica Alcázar-Duarte is a Mexican-British, interventionist, non-fiction visual artist.
Mónica studied filmmaking, architecture and photography and has won multiple awards including, most recently, an Ampersand-Photoworks Residency. Monica’s creative thinking confronts current issues using photography; much of her work collaborates with scientists and academics, mixing images with new technologies to create contemporary pieces.
Wendy McMurdo is an acclaimed British artist who specialises in photography and digital media.
Wendy McMurdo’s work explores the now ubiquitous nature of technology, computers, and simulation in children’s lives, using digital techniques to edit her work in a way that reflects this. She has crafted a body of work which charts the assimilation of technology into young people’s lives, what this means for them, and how they view themselves.
In the past few years, there has been a push to include Art within STEM creating STEAM; understanding the intertwining relationships of science and art and to rally for a greater representation of women within all these fields.
Discover more about our celebration of Women in STEAM here.
‘Anaesthetist John Bracken and Surgeon Marjorie Ritchie at The Roslin Institute’ 2002 © Wendy McMurdo. All Rights Reserved. DACS, London 2021.
From the series Ascension © Monica Alcázar Duarte