Looking for inspiration?  Or want to more about women and photography?  We have a growing library of books by leading women photographers, photography magazines and journals as well as practical ‘how-to’ publications.  And if you’re having a clear out and looking for a new home for your pre-loved books, we’d love to hear from you!

Our wonderful volunteers have started to digitise the catalogue.  It’s still early days, but here’s a flavour of what’s available to browse in the library.

Hundred Heroines Library Catalogue


Face to Face: Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe, Catherine Opie

Book Review: Face to Face: Portraits of Artists, by Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe, and Catherine Opie, comprises photographic portraits of cultural icons.

31 Books for Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month with a book a day from the library. Day 31: Billie Zangewa - Thread for a Web Begun
Alex lies in a patch of long grass, holding a bouquet of sunflowers.

You Refuse to Believe that You Ever Liked Pink

You Refuse to Believe that You Ever Liked Pink is an account of Dena’s child's transition into becoming Alex, a non-binary, asexual adult.
Cover of Pang'Ono Pang'Ono by Laura El-Tantawy

Pang’Ono Pang’Ono: Laura El-Tantawy

Laura El-Tantawy's latest book, Pang’Ono Pang’Ono, amplifies the story of a group of Malawian women in their daily struggle to access clean water.
Colour image showing the cover of HER OWN. The cover is red velvet with an embossed rose illustration.

HER OWN: Dragana Jurišić

Shyama Laxman reviews Dragana Jurišić's HER OWN, which weaves together the life stories of three women: the artist’s aunt Gordana, her own, and that of L'Inconnue de la Seine.

The Oval Court: Helen Chadwick

In One Work: The Oval Court, Marina Warner examines the iconic work by leading feminist artist Helen Chadwick.
Colour image. Four children stand amid a makeshift structure resembling a house. A wooden pallet burns in the foreground.

Huts, Temples, Castles: Ursula Schulz-Dornburg

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg's latest book presents her largely unseen series documenting the imaginative play behind Amsterdam's Jongensland.
A man and woman (Moro and Pixy) face each other. We see their faces in profile, close-up. Pink candyfloss emerges from Pixy's mouth, blue candyfloss from Moro's; it intermingles.

Chosen Family: Less Alone Together

Published alongside a complementary exhibition (Fotomuseum Winterthur), Chosen Family explores 'family' as a social and cultural construct.
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Tereza Zelenkova releases a new edition of The Essential Solitude

Heroine Tereza Zelenkova’s haunting black and white images are re-released for the post-pandemic audience

Visual artist tours the Norwegian landscape in new photobook

'Seabound' is the latest monograph from women photographer Elina Brotherus, inspired by the Norwegian coast and 19th century painters.
Grozny Nine Cities

Grozny: Nine Cities

Our first recommendation for "Hundred Heroines, Hundred Volumes", a library of monographs and photo-books that inspire us