Today is seven years since the first femLENS workshop in Balgaddy, Dublin, Ireland! In 2015, femLENS founder and workshop facilitator, Jekaterina Saveljeva, had the vision to diversify the field of photography and empower women to tell their stories through documentary photography.

The objective of femLENS was, and remains to this day, to help women believe that their perspective is important, inspiring them to find the courage to develop their own voice through visual expression and digital literacy.

At this point it is hard to continue counting workshops participants and even countries.
We are delighted that we managed to stay flexible and continue to meet amazing women around the globe!

To date we have:
– published five issues of “We See” magazines (all five issues are available for download or purchase on the website). Don’t miss the chance to take part in our #GIVEAVAY (check our Instagram for details)
– published two zines (the third is in progress) and a photography book (also available on our website!)
– organised over a dozen exhibitions across Europe and beyond
– spoke at a couple of festivals and conferences
– organised our own HER|Visual|STORY Digital Photography Festival together with @alysvisualart
– been featured in international media, and much more.

We also conducted the very first femLENS community survey (the report can be read and downloaded on our website). And run a semi-regular online photo club.

To learn more about our activities check out our latest impact report

All of this work is done by volunteers, and with some support from project grants. We would be grateful if you continue to share our work and make it more visible, so we can continue to carry on!

Happy Birthday to femLENS and a brilliant team of volunteers, who make things happen!