First Hundred Heroines medal presented to photographer Jillian Edelstein HonFRPS

15 March 2019

Region: Headquarters

The first Hundred Heroines medal has been presented to photographer Jillian Edelstein HonFRPS.

Hundred Heroines is an RPS campaign that was created to celebrate the work of outstanding contemporary female photographers and photographic practitioners. The public were asked to nominate women who they felt should be recognised for their contribution to contemporary photography. From the thousands of nominations received an esteemed panel selected the final hundred. 


About Jillian Edelstein:

London based Jillian Edelstein began working as a press photographer in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her photographs have appeared in many highly respected publications and exhibitions across the world. 

Edelstein has received several awards, including the Taylor Wessing portrait prize twice, and her photographic eye has also been called on as a judge.

Between 1996 and 2002 she returned to South Africa frequently to document the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is currently working on several photographic projects including a film documentary about the screenwriter Norman Wexler.


To learn more about Hundred Heroines please visit the dedicated website here.

To visit Edelstein's website click here.


Picture copyright: Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS