Announcing the second research workshop Fast Forward2: Women in Photography
funded by The Leverhulme Trust International Network Grant and University for the Creative Arts.
Hosted by: Dillon + Lee Gallery in New York, US on October 12th and 13th 2017.
Working in collaboration with Diana Lee (Dillon + Lee Gallery) Professor Anna Fox and Maria Kapajeva, from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA, UK), have organized the second research workshop bringing together both significant and early career professionals from the fields of photography, art and gender studies. Presentations and open discussion will take place over the two-day workshop around ideas and themes concerned with the work and position of women photographers today. This workshop in New York will be an opportunity for local, national and international participants to exchange knowledge and promote future collaborations. The workshop takes place at the same time as a number of interesting exhibitions concerned with women and photography including Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon at The New Museum, NSFW: Female Gaze at The Museum of Sex and King Woman at Pen + Brush Gallery and solo shows such as Carey Young at Paula Cooper and Nathalié Boutté at Yossi Milo creating the opportunity to discover the wealth of photographic culture celebrated here.
Fast Forward 2, international network, will be investigating the subject of women photographers across the globe. The project involves seven partner organisations who will host six research workshops as well as a conference, in 2019, at Tate Modern (in collaboration with Tate Modern and Photography and the Archive Research Centre at University for the Arts, London). The activities of Fast Forward 2 mark the start of a thought provoking exploration of women photographers and their work that is extremely pertinent to the current period where questions connected to women’s lives and how they are being lived, are being raised on a daily basis in a wide range of contexts.