Thu 28 April 2022 | 15:00 – Thu 28 April 2022

Feminism, Photography & Resistance Symposium

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Feminism, Photography & Resistance Symposium

An afternoon event exploring photography and resistance through a feminist lens.

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Thursday 28 April 2022, 3 - 7.30pm BST, Online

We are delighted to announce this Symposium as part of our current exhibition, Photographing Protest: Resistance Through a Feminist Lens, bringing together an international group of artists, writers and thinkers.

Talks include:

  • Professor Anna Rocca in conversation with Senior Lecturer Dora Carpenter-Latiri about her exhibition on Tunisian women, Tunisian Women of the Book
  • Julia Winckler, photographer and academic, on the work of Marilyn Stafford, whose street photographs of children in post-war Paris constitute precious fragments of an underrepresented working-class neighbourhood before being demolished in 1961
  • Deneesher Pather, Intimacy and Play as resistance: Reimagining Black Female Representation in the photographs of Noncedo Charmaine
  • Historian of photography, researcher and writer, Taous Dahmani on the visual culture of the 1976 Grunwick dispute in the UK
  • Tessa Lewin, creative practitioner and researcher, in conversation with South African photographer Dean Hutton
  • Associate Professor of Art History, Heather Diack on the work of Civil Rights photographer Doris Derby
  • Feminist research artist, Rosario Montero on documentary photography in Chile
  • Tara Pixley speaking about her, film Rebel Vision, on the work of Black female and non binary photographers associated with Authority Collective

This event is produced in collaboration with Kylie Thomas of the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, editor of a special issue of MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture journal published in Spring 2022.


This project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the European Commission within the framework of H2020-EU.1.3.2, and through the generous support of the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust and the Lipman-Miliband Trust.

Image: © ROSARIO MONTERO PRIETO, Protester with a sign that reads: 'we are not ok', October 2019.