Our vision is for women in photography to be recognised and celebrated for their work and to that end we want to acquire an English Heritage Blue Plaque for Gloucester born photographer Dorothy Wilding.
Despite her international success, with studios in both London and New York, her position as the first women Official Royal Photographer, and her many portraits of West End and Broadway celebrities, it is little known that Dorothy was born and raised in the city of Gloucester. We want to ensure that the people of Gloucester and everyone who visits is aware of this amazing woman and her illustrious career as a society and royal photographer.
On International Women’s Day, we opened Dorothy Wilding: 130 Photographs, to showcase the wide breadth of her work, garnering audiences from across the country, from the capital to the Peak District, and even internationally from Switzerland – all specifically making the venture to Gloucester to view Dorothy’s work. This is why we believe Dorothy is deserving of a Blue Plaque to commemorate her work and life, eternalising her on the streets of Gloucester to be remembered by future generations and aspiring photographers in the city.
Please sign our petition today to ensure Dorothy is recognised in the centre of Gloucester as inspiration for future generations.
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