In the first episode of the series Anna Fox and Maria Kapajeva introduce the project Fast Forward: Women in Photography looking at how the project started in 2014 and how it has developed since then. They discuss the ideas behind the creation of the Fast Forward Manifesto, which can be joined by organisations and individuals from all over the world.
Presented by Anna Fox and Maria Kapajeva (Fast Forward: Women in Photography)
Produced by Lucia Scazzocchio (Social Broadcasts)
Supported by: AHRC/UKRI ED&I (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) Engagement Fellowship and University for the Creative Arts (UCA)
Voices in this episode:
, Professor of Photography at UCA, Director of Fast Forward: Women in Photography and Photographer
, Project Manager at Fast Forward: Women in Photography and Artist Fast Forward: Women in Photography
in collaboration with Social Broadcasts
have produced the podcast series Putting Ourselves in The Picture
about the recent projects Fast Forward
has been working on with funding from the AHRC/UKRI as part of an Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Engagement Fellowship awarded to Anna Fox. The series features conversations about improving inclusivity and diversity in photography in partnership with partner organisations, participants and other photography professionals.
For the last year we have been working with five organisations in the UK, recognized for their influential endeavors, Impressions Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland, Autograph, Work Show Grow and Women for Refugee Women to engage with three groups of women migrants and refugees providing them with skills training and knowledge about photography as a tool of empowerment to give voice to their stories which in turn educate us. The project is called Putting Ourselves in the Picture
and has also involved developing our Manifesto
calling for increased involvement of women in photography.
Fast Forward, based at University for the Creative Arts in the UK, is designed to promote and engage with women in photography across the globe. We provoke new debate and ensure, as women photographers and professionals, that we are in the news and in the history books. There are millions of women in the world of photography and now is the time to arrest the process of forgetting that so frequently erases women from the burgeoning histories of photography and shed light on new ways of thinking, showing, discussing and distributing our work.