Women, Photography and Resistance in Transnational Perspective
About the project:
This research draws attention to how individual women photographers, working in Europe at the time of the Second World War, and in South Africa during apartheid, challenged both repressive states and patriarchal structures, at considerable risk to themselves. The project will provide detailed analyses of the lives and work of some of the most significant women photographers of the last century, and is directed towards opening academic and public discussions about women and resistance in transnational perspective.
The project outcomes will include the publication of research articles; an online exhibition; and the publication of a special issue on photography and resistance that will explore how women and nonbinary photographers and visual activists have made use of the medium of photography in support of feminist, LGBTQ+, and anti-racist struggles across the world.
This research is funded by the European Commission within the framework of H2020-EU.1.3.2. through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship awarded to Kylie Thomas for the project Fem-Resist, Grant agreement ID: 838864.