EXHIBITION: Representation on the line: (Un)framing our Identities - Part II.
24 June 2019
RPS Launches a London Pop-Up to showcase female photographers. The Royal Photographic Society is driving forward its campaign to redress the gender imbalance in photography with an exhibition, events and talks as part of Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend, 28-30 June.
A pop-up space in the former Chelsea telephone exchange has been established to showcase the work of female photographers from the UK and abroad. Over 60 women will have their work on display in the latest phase of a campaign which began last year with the RPS Hundred Heroines campaign.
© Karen Yeomans
The events include the first UK screening of Lisl Ponger’s The Master Narrative and Don Durito and an exhibition of works from a number of collectives including Milk and Honey (part of Photofusion’s community programme), emerging talents and well-established artists including Sonia Lenzi and Carol-Allen Storey.
Project leader Vanessa Ansa says: “Thanks to the generosity of Sloane Stanley, the building owners, we have been able to provide a platform to showcase a variety of fascinating work. A number of screenings and talks will explore subjects previously considered taboo, such as death and infertility. There are also some fun-based family activities on offer as well.”
The RPS started the year by offering bursaries to female photographers and is now concentrating on providing space for women to exhibit their work.
© Carolyn Mendelsohn. Erin age 12 from the series 'Being Inbetween'
Vanessa Ansa commented “We were overwhelmed by the response to our open call, which clearly highlights the need for providing more opportunities for female artists. The diversity of work has been impressive, and I’m delighted at the support we’re seeing from the men. However, we still have a long way to go before female photographers enjoy the same exposure as their male counterparts.”
The Old Telephone Exchange
19 Mallord Street
Further information http://www.rps100heroines.org/