Join us for a conversation with artists Anna Fox and Karen Knorr, featured in the This Is Britain exhibition, about the roles of women in British photography in the 1970s and 1980s.
Fox and Knorr will share their perspectives on new opportunities for female photographers starting in the 70s, including the growth of feminist photography and the continuing obstacles women faced in a male-dominated field. Moderated by Kara Felt, This Is Britain exhibition curator, former Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, and currently assistant curator of art at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
About the Presenters
Anna Fox (born 1961, Alton, England) completed her degree in audiovisual studies at The Surrey Institute, Farnham in 1986 and has been working in photography and video for over 30 years. This Is Britain features six photographs from her first series, Work Stations, which satirically observed London office culture in the mid-Thatcher years. Fox has published numerous monographs and BLINK, commissioned by MA Fashion for the world-renowned arts and design college Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Fox serves as professor of photography at the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham and leads the Fast Forward Women in Photography research project.
Karen Knorr HonFRPS (born 1954, Frankfurt am Main, Germany) was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the 1960s. She finished her education in Paris and London. While at the University of Westminster in the mid-1970s, Knorr exhibited photography that addressed debates in cultural studies and film theory concerning the politics of representation. Four of Knorr’s photographs are on view in This Is Britain. Knorr serves as professor of photography at the University for the Creative Arts. She is an advocate for women in photography and is on the steering committee of Fast Forward Women in Photography.