Welcome to femLENS’ July Photography Industry Recap! The Recap is intended to give you a bi-monthly update on exhibitions, the most relevant dialogues about the ethics of photography, introduce you to interesting articles, and finally, bring some photographic inspiration from the industry right to you. It aims to be accessible, global, relevant and useful – let us know if you think we hit the mark in the comments.
Photo Museum Ireland is running a year-long exhibition project, called “In Our Own Place”. Until 27 August, the collection named “Politics of Place” will be open for viewing.
On 21 June , Time Out published a list of summer exhibitions to check out in London. Take a peek at the list to see if any catch your interest!
The Hepford Wakefield in West Yorkshire is showing a two-decade collection of Hannah Starkey, a portrait photographer focused on the female, until 2023.
In Amsterdam, De Nieuwe Kerk is hosting a World Press Photo Exhibition, which will be open until 14 August.
The Mainichi Daily reports that internationally renowned photojournalist, Ryuichi Hirokawa, has admitted guilt to forcing female staff into sex. It’s a powerful read that can be accessed here.
Shingetsu News Agency discusses the controversy of the narrative around Hirokawa’s guilt in “Do Not “Human Rights” Also Include Women’s Rights?”
“Us for All Women” focuses on the abortion debate in Brazil, where Camila Cavalcante holds women who have had abortions with their back to the camera, while she faces it. Cavalcante states that she “exposes” her “identity and…name” in lieu of her subjects.
On 22 June, The Illusion of More discussed photographer Jeff Sedlik’s case against famous tattooist, Kat Von Drachenberg. Kat Von D tattooed Sedlik’s photo of Miles Davis on a friend, bringing fair use of an image into question – what do you think, should photographs be available for recreation in other mediums without permission? On 24 June, Artnet also covered Sedlik’s case against Kat Von D.
In the latest issue of MIA: Feminism and Visual Culture digital journal titled “Photography & Resistance”, Tracy Piper-Wright explores the work of Jo Spence and Joan Solomon, and femLENS. In “To See and Be Seen: What Can A Woman Do With a Camera Phone?” the author delves into how women tell stories visually, the structural barriers to women’s participation in photography, collective practices and more. Highly encourage this read!
“Mineral Memories: Photography and Disappearance in Argentina” is a reflection on the gender-based violence experienced by Argentinians during the 20th century, and the photographer’s, Paula Luttringer’s, intent to have those stories shown and seen.
“The Female Gaze: the developing art of women’s photography” by The Guardian explores a new book release, “A World History of Women Photographers”, which displays the work of over 300 woman photographers, from the 19th century to the present day.
In case you needed a little inspiration to get out and explore some photography festivals, phmuseum has you covered in A Guide to July’s International Photography Festival.
“The best photography books to buy in July” was published by Amateur Photographer on 4 July, in case you needed some summer inspiration.