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Photography & Protest

Exhibition | Collage | Conversation


Exhibition:  Graduates of Bootcamp 2022 present their work Silent Protest, created with Paola Paredes as their mentor.

Conversation: Starting with a brief history of Photography & Protest through the lens of pioneering women photographers, Haley Drolet will lead an informal conversation about the power of the medium and its ability to bring about change.

Collage:  Throughout the festival, there will be the opportunity to create your own protest photomontage to add to the Creative Canvas.  Materials will be provided and if you have any interesting materials you’d like to use, bring them along!

Upcycling Workshop:  Protest through fashion.  11:00 – 14:00 on Sunday 28th August.

” I would like to show the world today as an ant sees it and tomorrow as the moon sees it.” (Hannah Höch)

Bootcamp Collective

Bootcamp offered an ‘invaluable opportunity for participants to contribute to raising the profile of women in photography, develop new skills and the chance to be creative’.  So we came together from Canada, Paris, London, Brighton, Blackpool, Cornwall, Oxford, Chippenham and Gloucester. It was supportive, gentle and open; it was listening and learning. It was feminist leadership. A collective was born and this is the product of that online shared space.

We have since shared images of bodies, of broken bones, family archives, intimate moments, flowers, the fields we tend, and other women, dancing or still, taking up room.

We may never meet or share space or time, but we have produced magic, sharing our own communities, worlds, practice, art.

This is women and photography.

This is our silent protest.

Friday 26th – Monday 29th August  

Jolt Studios, 27 St Aldate Street (Kings Square), Gloucester, GL1 1RP