In 2018, Hundred Heroines was launched by the Royal Photographic Society to mark the centenary of the women’s right to vote in the UK. Our campaign called on members of the public to nominate outstanding female identifying photographers from around the world. From over 1300 nominees our jury selected the final list – the Hundred Heroines – who represent women in photography today and whose work is transforming the field.
From these powerful beginnings, the campaign continues to grow. Our evolving movement seeks to educate the public about female photographers. We are building online directories for both living and historical female photographers which will allow you to research practitioners and their work. We are actively sourcing and creating platforms for photographers at all stages in their careers to show their work and talk about its themes to wider audiences. By networking, inspiring each other and collaborating their energies, our aims are to propel their work and ideas to the benefit of wider audiences.