REPRESENTATION ON THE LINE: (UN)FRAMING OUR IDENTITIES
HUNDRED HEROINES: CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY is an international
campaign initiated by The Royal Photographic Society to highlight inspirational women in photography. Through Hundred Heroines, The Royal Photographic Society strives to highlight and promote the overlooked abundance of contemporary female photographic talent in what remains a traditionally male dominated world.
Currently on display in London, The Royal Photographic Society is bringing the Representation On The Line exhibition to Blackpool. Working alongside a team of Blackpool-based photographers and curators, the work will take over all three floors of the HIVE Cafe building on Church Street, right in the heart of the town centre. HIVE has been hugely supportive of the local arts scene since its opening and has generously donated the space and resources to bring this prestigious exhibition to Blackpool. The work of around 70 female photographers will be on display.
Del Barrett, Vice-President, The Royal Photographic Society, said: "/ come across so many amazing women in photography, and yet their voice is nowhere near as powerful as their male counterparts. We are working to ensure that there are no barriers in photography. Hundred Heroines is a major step towards this, raising public awareness of the excellent work being created by women globally."
Through its Hundred Heroines initiative, the Royal Photographic Society believes the status of women in contemporary photography will be redefined and realigned, allowing talents that may otherwise have been overlooked to emerge.
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HIVE is located at 80-82 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1 HP http://www.hiveblackpool.co.uk/