Exhibitions featuring women photographers: part 1

07 August 2018

SIG: Women in Photography

This is a good time for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of women photographers as there are a number of excellent exhibitions on at the moment, including one featuring our Honorary Chair, Karen Knorr FRPS.  Here is part one of a selection on over the coming weeks and months, although you will need to be quick to catch Jane Bown Hon FRPS. 

Image: © Vanessa Winship Untitled from the series Humber, 2010

Jane Bown: The Observer
Proud Galleries presents a retrospective exhibition of the works of the esteemed photographer. Working within a male dominated industry, this significant 20th century photojournalist captured eminent portraits of post-war Britain on assignments for The Observer from 1949.  Her career spanned six decades and documented the austerity of the 1950s through to the rise of modern celebrity-culture.
Proud Central, London until 12 August

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing 
The first UK retrospective of this influential 20th century photographer.  Using her camera as a political tool to shine a light on cruel injustices, Lange went on to become a founding figure of documentary photography.
Barbican Art Gallery, London until 2 September 

Vanessa Winship: And Time Folds
This is the first major UK solo exhibition of the contemporary photographer and recipient of the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson prize in 2011. The exhibition showcases over 150 photographs, uncovering the fragile nature of our landscape and society and exploring how memory leaves its mark.
Barbican Art Gallery, London until 2 September 

Karen Knorr: Another Way of Telling 
Karen Knorr presents new work from India and Japan for the first time in the museum dedicated to photography and its invention by Fox Talbot.  The photographic work of Karen Knorr is the Fox Talbot Museum’s second exhibition in the 2018 Women and Power celebration. Knorr’s work arises out of cultural research she undertakes and is in response to traditions, materials, furniture and ways of living.
Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock, Chippenham until 9 September 

Sussex Days: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm Hon FRPS
An exhibition of black and white photographs of Sussex life during the 1960s and 70s by celebrated photographer Dorothy Bohm (b.1924), providing a candid and often humorous window on a bygone era. Renowned for her portraiture and street photography of London, Paris and Moscow, this group of photographs – never before shown as a complete body of work - reveal her personal connections to the county in which she arrived from Nazi Europe in 1939.
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester until 30 September