Many thanks to The Guardian for featuring COMMUNITY + CONNECTION a new exhibition from #f22aop women photographers created to celebrate International Women’s Day.
You can read the full Guardian article here, and see all the work featured in the exhibition here
I am pleased to be exhibiting alongside a supportive community of multi talented photographers: Lesley Lau, Nicola Tree, Helen Roscoe, Felicity Crawshaw, Jayne Jackson, Gabrielle Motola, Danielle Kalinovskis, Jenny Lewis, Eleanor Church, Scarlet Page, Karen Yeomans, Fiona Freund, Denise Maxwell, Carol Sharp.
Aldermaston Women meet every month setting up their tents outside the main gates of the UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment. I visited last December on the 40th anniversary of Embrace the Base, where it turned into the coldest weekend of the year as temperatures dropped to minus seven degrees. Undeterred by freezing conditions (many of these women had experienced harsh winters at Greenham Common) and fueled by hot tea and field-kitchen food they continued their [almost] peaceful protest highlighting the futility of nuclear weapons with workshops, talks and song. Warning that “the creation and storage of Atomic Nuclear Weapons brings with it the threat of ultimate destruction.”
My thanks to the judges Andy Greenacre, Photography Director at The Telegraph. Jennie Ricketts, Independent Photography Editor. Fiona Shields, Head of Photography at The Guardian. Jane Sherwood, News Editor at Getty Images.
Special thanks to Aldermaston Women and Greenham Women Everywhere! Wishing you all a very happy International Women’s Day #embraceequity
Recently our government tried to take away our right to protest, but thousands of people and the House of Lords stood up to them and won! Did you know our government is now trying to introduce another bill!
If you value your right to protest please sign this Greenpeace petition calling on the Home Secretary to “…drop proposals in the Public Order Bill that have already been rejected by the people and Parliament, and to put an end to all attempts to suppress the fundamental right to protest.”