Empowering women and
non-binary emerging photographers

An inspiring training and mentorship program for marginalised women and non-binary people will tackle the lack of opportunities for emerging female and non-binary photographers in the creative industries.

07 Mar 2024

Putting Ourselves In The Picture, is a collaborative project led by the University for the Creative Art's (UCA) Fast Forward: Women in Photography research project,  partnered with five pioneering organisations: Women for Refugee Women and Autograph in London, Impressions Gallery in Bradford, National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh and Work Show Grow.

It is driven by the knowledge that opportunities in photography for marginalized women and non-binary photographers are few and far between and there is an increased need for change in the photography industry. 

From the project Putting Ourselves in the Picture. Group workshop at North Edinburgh Arts, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland. Fast Forward

Part 2 of the project, Engaging with Industry, which commences this May, will work with Fast Forward’s partners to develop the project with communities of marginalized women and non-binary people, enhancing well-being in society.

The project will focus on developing relationships with the photography industries that could offer work experiences, such as day long field visits, workshops, talks with industry partners, and mentorships, giving participants new skills, professional knowledge, and invaluable networking skills.

From the project Putting Ourselves in the Picture. Image ©Vicky, Impressions Gallery, Fast Forward

Through these experiences and opportunities Fast Forward aims to further change the rhetoric around gender bias in the photography industry with reference to the future employment of all women and non-binary photographers. 

To learn more about the project, visit the Fast Forward website.