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What is a ‘Voyage of Discovery’?

On their recent list of digital content ‘Better than Netflix’, Deutsche Bank ArtMag described Hundred Heroines as: “An overdue voyage of discovery for any art photography aficionado.”

In their words: “It all started in 2018 with the selection of 100 heroines, contemporary women photographers who have made history with their work and broken new ground. The response was so great that since then the organization has honored heroines of photography annually, presented their works and biographies on its website, and organized online film festivals and exhibitions featuring their work.”

This led us to think about the process of curating our own ‘Voyages of Discovery’ – mini virtual tours around the website. We’re inviting you to curate – and share – your own personal voyage, based around a theme of your choosing, for inclusion on our website as part of our Comependium of Voyages.

Discovery Themes

We are interested in showing how Heroines’ work can be used for positive change and how it sits within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  For your own Voyage of Discovery, think about how you can choose one or two of these goals for the theme; for example, the content you curate might revolve around ‘Wellbeing’ (goal 3) or ‘Infrastructure’ (goal 9). The goal might link to your Voyage directly, or in an abstract way. If you’re not sure it links to any of the UN Goals, think about how it links to Gender Equality (goal 5). Women are underrepresented in cultural programming – your Voyage is helping to address this imbalance!

You can view the UN Sustainable Development Goals by following this link:

sdgs.un.org/goals

Voyages of Discovery

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8th February 2021

The Lens: A Peacemaking Tool

By Venetia Jolly : This exhibition showcases the different heroinic practices of peacemaking and peacekeeping. Usually defined as freedom from civil disturbance, ‘peace’ appears to be a very simple term…
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8th February 2021

Women In Wonderland: Surreal Narratives

By Mariasanta Tedesco : In the realm of Surrealist art, women have been especially overshadowed and underrepresented. However, Surrealism – perhaps above all modernist movements – anticipated the second wave…
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7th February 2021

Gender Equality

By Beatrice Zanca : Feminism’s aim is equality for all. However, this message often gets skewed, as white women are typically the face of feminism.
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7th February 2021

Art as Activism

By Sena Nwosu : The art sphere has long been a place of activism and a tool to address systemic inequality. Though the medium may vary, artists have found innovative…
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4th February 2021

Energy

By Demelza Kingston : The elemental energy that we seek to harness in clean energy production is evident in the striking landscape photography of Laura Gilpin (1891-1979) who captured the…
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18th January 2021

The Human Landscape

by Katherine Riley : “Everyday, we depend on nature for our survival.” - Martha Ntoipo, Conservation International Indigenous Leaders Conservation Fellow