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Anita Corbin

100 First Women Portraits

15 February – 7 June 2020

‘For a long time I asked myself: how was society acknowledging our contemporary trailblazing females? Where were the statues in Parliament Square? The portraits in important institutions? How do we understand what their achievements mean for us?’ Anita Corbin, 2018.

From 18 – 102 years of age, from beatboxing to bomb detection, computing to cricket, these photographs capture an impressive record of female achievement. 100 Women who are the First in their respective field.

Photographer Anita Corbin spent 10 years and travelled 100,000 miles on a quest across Britain to bring together these 100 females firsts.

The exhibition is also celebratory offering to the pioneers of the past.

The women who blazed a trail and laid the foundations for lives lived today.

“Since the world began, men and women have held up the sky between them, but the men have written the histories, and women have been, by and large, written out.” Dame Hilary Mantel, 2018.

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