In the next 3 episodes Anna Fox and Maria Kapajeva introduce their recent project Putting Ourselves in The Picture, which was run collaboratively with 5 partner organisations in London, Bradford, Edinburgh and online. The project was set to work with three groups of marginalised women, who are refugees and migrants, to teach them photographic skills, to increase their confidence and to give them an opportunity to share their stories and through this process educate us all. In this episode we are getting inside information about the process of the workshops and the participants’ impressions of their experience at National Galleries of Scotland and at Impressions Gallery.
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
Voices in this episode:
, Chief Curator of Photography at National Galleries of Scotland
Sam Rutherford, Artist
ave 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.