Women in Photography Panel at The Photography Show 2016, Birmingham

The Photography Show returns to Birmingham for its third year, from 19-22 March. Sharing the month as it does with International Women’s Day, this year’s show will feature a full Women in Photography panel on Monday 21 March.

Introduced by Anna Fox, Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, and chaired by Senior Lecturer of Photography Natasha Caruana, the panel will discuss a range of topics including the ways in which women should network and share to promote their work, how to engage and get ahead across multiple fields, and the question of whether or not breaking the glass ceiling is still relevant. With under 5% of published and collected photographs taken by women, and many commercial agencies’ employees comprising around 2% women, there remains an enormous disparity between the sexes in the photographic industry.

On the panel will sit Max Houghton, senior lecturer in photography at London College of Communication, UAL, photography PhD student and multi-award-winning portrait photographer Marcia Michael, photographic artist and visiting lecturer at UCA Farnham and Coventry university Vicki Churchill, and photographer Juno Calypso. In Anna Fox’s introduction, she will discuss the creation of the new Fast Forward website for women in photography, and how it can be used for networking, inspiration and generally getting ahead in photography.

Several members of the panel will be delivering talks on the same day. Marcia Michael will talk about “Surprising ways to bring Feeling and Emotion into your Portraits,” while Vicki Churchill will discuss turning the everyday into the spectacular, with “Atmospheric Objects are Everywhere.”

The show will also see fashion photographer Lara Jade take to the Super Stage on Sunday 20 March to discuss her 10 year evolution as a photographer and how she went from creating portrait and fine art imagery in the UK to growing her international business through online recognition. Having photographed for the likes of Conde Nast Brides, Tatler Hong Kong and Nylon Mexico, and with clients including Harrods and Sony, Lara Jade is one of the most in-demand fashion photographers in the world.

Women in Photography Panel, 21 March, The Photography Show, Birmingham.

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1. Juno Calypso, A Modern Hallucination, from the series Joyce, 2012.