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Professor Anna Fox - Leverhulme Trust Award

The Leverhulme Trust – Awards

Professor Anna Fox at University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham has been awarded a International Network grant from the Leverhulme Trust. The grant will fund Fast Forward 2; an International Network for Women in Photography involving seven partners in six different parts of the globe

Fast Forward 2 is the first research project based in a UK University to recognize and investigate the significance of remembering not to forget the stories both historical and contemporary of women in photography. The research is imperative at a time when despite numerous women being educated in photography there are still very few succeeding as photographers today. Each project partner will host a workshop bringing together practitioners, scholars and thinkers from the specific locality and the global fields of both photography and women’s studies. The aims of the workshops are to: discover hidden histories of women in photography, to explore similarity and difference in issues faced by women working as photographers; to investigate the purpose and rationale for the formation of an international network and what we might do to work together supporting women in photography globally.

The project partners are:
Dillon Gallery, New York;
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte;
Lagos International Photography Festival;
AKJ Mass Communications Research at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi;
Slade, at University College London and
The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki.
Maria Kapajeva is based at UCA as the Network Facilitator and can be contacted on fastforward@ucreative.ac.uk

Our website: www.fastforward.photography