LEGACY HEROINES

Heroines of the past who were active at some point between the mid-20th century and the early 21st century.

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Ingeborg Strobl

Ingeborg Strobl

Austrian visual artist and photographer who focused primarily on conceptual art as a form of narrative expression....

Jo Spence 1989

Jo Spence

Over her long career, Jo Spence moved from capturing moments of domestic happiness in commercial photography to works that challenged capitalism and sexism,before focusing on questions of illness and healing as she battled with breast...

Mariana Yampolsky

Mariana Yampolsky

Mariana Yampolsky is one of Mexico’s most influential and talented photographers. The daughter of a Russian Jewish couple who emigrated to the US....

Inge Morath

Austrian photographer Inge Morath left Nazi Germany to America to become an editor and then as assistant to Henry Cartier-Bresson....

Jo Spence

Cinderella

Reproduction of Jo Spence's BA thesis. Written in 1982, this landmark thesis aimed to untangle interconnected gender and class oppressions in historic fairy tales....

Eve Arnold

Eve Arnold

Photographer who rebelled against the homogeneous narrative with which women were typically represented in the public eye....

polixeni Papapetrou

Polixeni Papapetrou

Polixeni Papapetrou (1960-2018) was an Australian photographer most recognized for her work on historical and contemporary culture....

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