The Royal Photographic Society named photography professor Ellen Carey to its Hundred Heroines list this week. The international campaign celebrates women and their innumerable contributions to the photography field.
To celebrate the centenary year of women’s suffrage, Hundred Heroines called upon the general public to nominate, alongside leading photography industry figures, their own modern day photography heroines and to increase awareness of the impact women have on this most universal and accessible of visual media.
Through Hundred Heroines, The Royal Photographic Society strives to highlight and promote the overlooked abundance of contemporary female photographic talent in what remains a traditionally male dominated world.
About the campaign, Del Barrett, Vice-President, The Royal Photographic Society, said, “I come across so many amazing women in photography, and yet their voice is nowhere near as powerful as their male counterparts. We are working to ensure that there are no barriers in photography. Hundred Heroines is a major step towards this, raising public awareness of the excellent work being created by women globally.”
Congratulations to Ellen Carey!