Karen Knorr, The Winds Of Change, Villa Farnese, Caprarola
CREDIT: Karen Knorr

Women in Photography Past, Present and Future

Event info

The RPS Women in Photography Group are pleased to be hosting an evening of conversation with Karen Knorr, HonFRPS and Anna Fox, HonFRPS to kickoff International Women's Day and our week of celebrations of the women in photography.  

With more than 70 years in photography between them, Karen and Anna will discuss what challenges they faced as women starting out in a male dominated profession.  They will share their insight into how the industry is changing, what catalysts are driving this change and what challenges women of today have to overcome as they develop their photographic careers.  They will also talk about who their key influencers have been and which female photographers have inspired them over the years.  They will take questions from attendees to finish out the evening.

All proceeds from the sale of tickets to this online talk will go towards the new RPS Women in Photography Bursary, created to assist new women graduates in the development of their first photography project.

Ticket sales for this event end at midnight on 5 March, 2022.

Karen Knorr was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the 1960s.  She has been making photographs and video's for over 40 years.  Karen has taught, exhibited and lectured internationally, including at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The University of Westminster, Goldsmiths, Harvard and The Art Institute of Chicago. Her most recent exhibition of work is in Masculinities curated by Alona Pardo at the Barbican and presently as part of Les Rencontres d’Arles 2021. Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Karen is an advocate for women in photography and on the steering committee of Fast Forward:  Women in Photography. Karen was awarded an HonFRPS in 2018 and also serves as the Honorary Chair of the RPS Women in Photography Group.  www.karenknorr.com

Anna Fox is a British documentary photographer, known for a "combative, highly charged use of flash and colour".  Anna has been making photographs and video's for over 30 years.  Influenced by the British documentary tradition and US ‘New Colourists’, her solo shows have been seen at The Photographer’s Gallery, London, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Shanghai Centre of Photography. Fox has published numerous monographs and is about to launch her latest book BLINK, commissioned by Central St Martin’s.  She is an educator at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham and spearheads the Fast Forward:  Women in Photography research project.  In 2019 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.  www.annafox.co.uk



Event Organiser

Victoria Stokes


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