The Female Gaze has, quite rightly, been a focus point of contemporary arts platforms keen to champion the renewed interest and participation in feminism, with books, exhibitions and Instagram accounts arriving in the last five years, all in the name of celebrating women.
In the centenary year of women’s suffrage in the UK then, “Subject, Object, Creator: The Female Gaze” is a new London based photography show from Getty Images that comprises 70 photographs shot by 20 women.
“Female photographers have always sought to redefine the manner and styles in which women are visually represented across advertising, film and other media,” explains Getty’s Director of Creative Insight, Rebecca Swift. “How women are depicted is a consistent discourse but how women see women is becoming more pertinent to the debate.”
Presenting a strong mix of imagery, the exhibition delves into throwback territory with 20th century portraits – like the photo here of Gloria Steinem by Deborah Feingold – as well as modern pieces, like those from Stephanie Nnamani’s “Black Victorian” project.
Concluding on Saturday – with a panel talk tomorrow taking things IRL – be sure to head here for more info.