Photo London is back, and opens at Somerset House this week. As well as all the exciting photography on show there are many accompanying talks and discussion panels. I will be taking part in a talk at The Arts Club with my colleagues from f22 – AOP Women Photographers – where we will be discussing what it’s really like to be a woman working in the photographic industry.
If you would like to attend this event please direct message me via Instagram, or the contact page on my website.
I am very pleased and extremely honoured to be invited to speak at the WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS NOW talk at The Photographers’ Gallery on behalf of f22 – Women Photographers at the AOP. Also speaking will be Hilary Wood founder of #209women and Del Barrett founder of HundredHeroines, both women who I admire, and whose initiatives I have been fortunate to have taken part in.
“Women behind the lens continue to be seriously unrepresented in the industry, and the gallery. However things are changing, as women’s photography groups are becoming highly proactive, attempting to readdress the balance.
For this event f22(Women Photographers at the AOP), HundredHeroines and #209women, three important women’s photography organisations, are brought together to talk about the work they do in support and promotion of women photographers, the problems they have had to overcome, and what they see next for women in photography.”
With many thanks to our host Prof.of Photography Paul Wenham Clarke, Course Leader of MA Commercial Photography at Arts University Bournemouth.
The talk will take place on Thursday 12th March, in the same week as International Women’s Day.
Admission is free you just need to register for tickets.
“I’ve made it my mission to support women working in the creative industries”
Sheryl Garratt former editor of The Face and Observer magazines is hosting a new workshop with her aim to help independent creative women thrive in the photography industry.
Wednesday 6th November 2019 18.00 – 20.30 NUJ Offices, Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NB
“The creative industries are all in a state of flux, and the old ways of earning a living from our work no longer feel reliable. How do we find security, certainty, focus and direction in a working world that feels like it’s constantly changing? How do we step up and make the work we really want to make? And as women, how do we juggle it all without burning out?”
Sheryl Garratt has earned a living as a writer for more than 30 years. She was the editor of The Face and The Observer magazine, and has worked closely with some of the world’s best photographers. She is also a life coach working with freelancers and creatives of all kinds, helping them create a life they love, do work they are proud of – and get paid for it.
In this two-hour workshop, she’ll present ten foundations to put into place, to help you grow your business and do your best work.
“I believe that the world needs new stories, new ideas, and innovations with integrity. It needs our creativity more than ever, which why I’ve made it my mission to support women working in the creative industries.
I don’t know all of the answers. But I have some very good questions which can help you find your own way.”
f22 launches today to coincide with International Women's Day!
Over the last year there has been a surge in photography groups,
organisations, awards and initiatives set up in an attempt to equal
out the discrepancy between the numbers of women and men working as
commercial photographers - currently only 18% of photographers at the
AOP are women!
f22 will exist to provide a dedicated network for open discussion,
share knowledge and most importantly lobby towards changing the
gender inequality within our industry. #thefstartshere!
If you would like to join the AOP there is a new Accesss membership
@ £25 for the first year.
Or simply follow our progress on Instagram @f22aop
HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY!