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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Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman

The work of Francesca Woodman, and life, is often cast with an air of melancholy. Discover her self-proclaimed "ghost pictures"....

Franki Raffles

Edinburgh-based Franki Raffles (1955 - 1994) was a social documentarian and feminist photographer who died tragically young....

Grace Robertson

Grace Robertson OBE (1930 – 2021) was a leading British photojournalist who highlighted the stories of ordinary women....

Helen Chadwick, 1953 - 1996

Helen Chadwick

A pioneer of photography and installation art, Helen Chadwick (1953-1996) was one of the first women to be nominated for the Turner Prize....

Inge Morath

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

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...

Kati Horna

Kati Horna

Compassionate and engaged, Mexican photojournalist Kati Horna introduced a personal and feminine approach to reportage photography...