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The Royal Photographic Society have been hosting an open call photography exhibition continuously since their inception in 1864. This year they received over 8,000 submissions from which the judges created a shortlist of 279, and I’m very pleased to have this portrait of girls from London’s Womanhood Academy selected for the shortlist.

Run by a collective of volunteers, all of African descent, the Womanhood Academy is a community youth group supporting the personal growth and empowerment of young women and girls. Their motto, Nurture A Girl, Raise A Nation.

My thanks again to Peaches Cadogan and team at Womanhood Academy, and Aundrieux Sankofa and team at Manhood Academy Also writer Sheryl Garratt, art director Jo Bell, photo assistant Julie Stewart and the team at Perfect Bound magazine.

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***UPDATE - EXHIBITION EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF JULY 2019**

Representatiion on the Line: (Un)framing our Identities
You are invited to the launch party and private view of this collaborative
exhibition from the RPS Hundred Heroines initiative, in which female
photographers explore the theme of identity.
I will be exhibiting a series of portraits illustrating modern gender
performance and the new gender-fluid approach to beauty without boundaries, 
originally commissioned for Perfect Bound magazine.
I hope to see you there!
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Really thrilled to discover I have been nominated for the Royal
Photographic Society's Hundred Heroines!

"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."

Thank you to whoever nominated me, really very much appreciated.
And congratulations to all the heroines I sit alongside with on the list.
It's a real honour.