Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers
January 30 - June 2
This new and unique Lightbox exhibition will for the first time in over 30 years present a comprehensive historical survey of the achievements of female photographers working in Britain. From the early innovations of Anna Atkins through to Dorothy Bohm’s documentation of 1960s London, through to the contemporary self-portraiture of Sarah Lucas in the 1990s – Britain has cultivated a long tradition of trailblazing women whose significant contribution to the medium will be recognised in this exhibition.
The event will be hosted by The Lightbox in collaboration with Fast Forward Women in Photography at University for the Creative Arts. The exhibition is part of an ongoing international campaign to bring pioneering women photographers to a wider audience and expose the discrimination of working in a male dominated world. The exhibition is generously supported by a Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Research Grant from Art Fund and a grant from The Arts Society.