In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, I am launching a new blog about early women photographers.  Each photographer will feature a brief summary of their life and work, plus an image if available.

Many of these women are rarely highlighted, but were pioneers of the brand new photographic art.  The blog will start with one the first female members of the Photographic Society, formed in 1853, now the Royal Photographic Society.

Five women will be the subject of a Lunchtime Lecture on 3rd May 2018 discussing who should be viewed as the first female photographer in Britain.

https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/event-root/may/lunchtime-lecture-03052018

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Portrait of a woman in a garden, taken with a Mousetrap camera,
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