More exhibitions featuring women photographers

10 August 2018

SIG: Women in Photography

©Viviane Sassen, Ra, series Mud and Lotus 2017. Courtesy of Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain
Exploring Miller’s involvement with the surrealist circles in Britain in the late 1930s, the exhibition tells the story of Surrealism in Britain and shines a light on the cultural moment through Miller’s lens. The show focuses on the creative collaborations with the artists Miller knew, photographed, and exhibited alongside, during a time when Britain was recognised as a ‘Surrealist centre’.
The Hepworth Wakefield until 7 October

Viviane Sassen: Hot Mirror
Timed to sit alongside the Lee Miller exhibition, Hot Mirror presents a survey of work and first major UK exhibition by this internationally renowned Dutch artist and photographer. Sassen is one of the most innovative photographers working today and cites Surrealism as one of her earliest artistic influences, seen in the uncanny shadows, fragmented bodies and dream-like landscapes in her work. 
The Hepworth Wakefield until 7 October

Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive
Silver Lake Drive is a major new exhibition marking the first mid-career survey of American photographer and filmmaker, Alex Prager (b.1979). Tracing Prager’s remarkably rich career over the last ten years and taking place over two gallery floors, the exhibition encompasses over 40 photographs including her trademark, large-scale Technicolor photographs alongside her complete film works.
The Photographers’ Gallery, London until 14 October

Tish Murtha: Works 1976-1991
This is a new exhibition which charts the remarkable accomplishments of documentary photographer Tish Murtha (b. South Shields 1956 - d. 2013) and offers a tender and frank perspective on a historic moment of social deprivation and instability in Britain. 
The Photographers’ Gallery, London until 14 October

Lee Miller: MORE Light
Farleys Gallery and the Lee Miller Archives presents MORE Light, an awakening of unseen images from the Lee Miller Archives and The Penrose Collection. The Lee Miller Archives was founded after the discovery of negatives in the attic at Farleys, the home she shared with her husband, photographer Ronald Penrose.  
Farleys House and Gallery, East Sussex, Sundays until 31 October

Women in Focus
Women in Focus is a year-long exhibition that explores the role of women in photography, both as producers and subjects of images. Part One: Women Behind the Lens celebrates the role and contribution of women throughout the history of photography, from the first pioneering women photographers in Wales, Mary Dillwyn and Thereza Mary Dillwyn Llewelyn, to emerging contemporary practitioners including Chloe Dewe Mathews, Bieke Depoorter and Clementine Schneidermann.
National Museum Cardiff, until 11 November