As women continue to challenge traditional notions of gender, power, beauty, and identity by offering a female perspective on the world, they continue to capture the female experience in a unique and powerful way.
On screen, we will showcase and discuss the contributions of women photojournalists and their unique perspectives, while also highlighting the inequality and discrimination they faced in the industry.
Shoair Mavlian is Director of The Photographers’ Gallery and leads the strategic vision and artistic direction of the organisation. She was previously Director of Photoworks, and Assistant Curator, Photography and International Art at Tate Modern, where she curated the major exhibitions ‘Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art’ (2018), ‘The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection’ (2016), etc.
Hannah Starkey is a photographer who has worked in both fine art and commercial photography. During the late 1990s she began to create large-scale works of a staged cinematic character, often featuring isolated women in anonymous interiors or urban environments.In 2019 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. Hannah Starkey: In Real Life is showing at The Hepworth Wakefield until 30 April 2023.
Fiona Shields is Head of Photography at The Guardian.
Carol Storey is an award-winning documentary and reportage photographer specialising in chronicling complex humanitarian and social issues. In 2009 Storey was appointed a UNICEF ambassador for photography. In collaboration with Pranvera Shema Smith, founder of On Front Line.