NOVEMBER 2018 - MARCH 2019

The Modern Suffragette

A photography project for local mothers.
Six mums and six small children stand in front of a wall displaying framed black and white photographs.

2018 marked the Suffrage Centenary. Four Corners celebrated 100 years since some women first received the vote with a year-long programme exploring Suffragette history in East London.  

The Modern Suffragette was a programme of free photography workshops for local mothers.  

The project took inspiration from suffragette Norah Smyth’s images of the East End Suffragettes to ask: What would the Suffragettes have photographed today?   

Participants researched archival photographs and visited local areas of Suffragette history.  

They took part in 10 half-day sessions in photographic skills and darkroom printing techniques. Childcare was provided.  

The project culminated in an exhibition at Bow Ideas Store in March 2019, as part of Women's History Month.  


The Modern Suffragette was part of The Women's Hall project, a collaborative programme of events celebrating the history of the East London Federation of Suffragettes in 2018.