Ending soon: Women in Photography - a History of British Trailblazers

19 May 2019

SIG: Women in Photography

From the early innovations of Anna Atkins and Queen Alexandra, through to Dorothy Bohm’s depiction of 1960s London and the self-portraiture of Sarah Lucas in the 2000s, the exhibition will for the first time present an in-depth historical survey showcasing the achievements of female photographers working in Britain.

At The Lightbox in Woking, this 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. 

On 30th May, an associated event will feature a tour of the exhibition and a panel discussion with our honorary chair, Karen Knorr and Anna Fox, chaired by Jean Wainwright. Anna Fox and Karen Knorr are Professors of Photography and Jean Wainwright is Professor of Contemporary Art and Photography at University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Farnham. The event is a collaboration between The Lightbox and Fast Forward Women in Photography at UCA.

The panel will discuss the significance of uncovering hidden histories and of revealing new role models for women photographers. They will also explore what it is to be a female photographer today and why we need to re-evaluate our burgeoning photography histories and ensure that the women are recorded alongside their male counterparts. 

The event is free but pre-booking is required - you can book your place through the gallery here.  The exhibition continues at The Lightbox until 2 June 2019. 

Image: detail from Aerial Suspension, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Clare Strand, 2009.