RPS Hundred Heroines

What a surprise. I have been nominated for the Royal Photographic Society’s Hundred Heroines campaign by my fellow student, Dayana Marconi.

The website for the project states:

To celebrate the centenary year of women’s suffrage in the UK, The Royal Photographic Society is running a campaign to honour one hundred photographic Heroines.

The heroines will be part of a landmark exhibition and receive a specially minted medal – the Margaret F. Harker Medal, Harker being the Society’s first female President and the UK’s first female Professor of Photography.

2018 is being hailed as the Year of the Woman, it marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK and has seen significant steps taken to highlight women’s rights – from the #metoo and Times Up movements to increased awareness of the gender gap and global protests fighting for equality.

Through the Hundred Heroines initiative, The RPS is adding its voice to the global discussion.

You can nominate your photography Heroine via the below link. This could be someone who has inspired you, challenged you, used photography to highlight particular issues or has shown bravery or courage through their photography. 

The Royal Photographic Society firmly believes that the campaign will redefine and realign the status of women in photography today.  The global reach of the initiative will empower female photographers and showcase talent that might otherwise have been overlooked.

Wow. What an honour to be part of this in some small way.

The image below shows some Twitter activity.

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I will have to see if this leads anywhere.