Exhibition: Part of Photo Oxford 2020
Photo Oxford 2020 launched on 16 October with the theme ‘Women and Photography: ways of seeing and being seen’. A variety of events and exhibitions are being hosted throughout the month, wrapping up on 16 November.
According to their website :
Photography Oxford is a charity that works to bring internationally acclaimed photography and photographic debate to the city of Oxford and its environs, drawing in a wider arts audience, furthering debate, and celebrating the art of photography through the curated programme of the triennial Photo Oxford festival. Photo Oxford uses photography as an accessible art medium that transcends language barriers and conventional communication to connect people, facilitate storytelling and explore identity.
Not to be missed is the online exhibition hosted by the Oxford and Empire Network and curated by specialists from the Institute of Archaeology, entitled Women and the Camera .
This exhibition uses images from the HEIR Project digital image archive of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. It explores the relationship over the past 150 years of women from around the globe with cameras, both as subjects in front of the lens and as photographers.
The pictures come from selected university teaching collections and images donated to the HEIR Project. Most are from obsolete photographic media such as glass plate negatives, film negatives, lantern slides or 35 mm images, so had been unseen for decades before their revival as digital scans by the HEIR Project.
By Haley Drolet, Twitter: @HaleyDrolet