Congratulations to Anita Corbin of Corbin O Grady Studio
One of her portraits from her First Women Collection has been chosen to hang in The National Portrait Gallery,included the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010. Nearly 3000 photographers submitted 6000 portraits, only 60 were chosen, just the top 1% of an International field. The show will run from 11th November 2010 –20th February 2011 at the National Portrait Gallery.
More About Anita's "First Women” www.1stwomenuk.co.uk Collection of portraits
Renowned photographer Anita Corbin poses the question: How will women be remembered over the past 100 years?
What have we achieved in the fields of Sport, Science, Politics, the Arts and Education? And who were these remarkable “first” women, what did they look like?
First Women is the project that Anita has waited all her life to create. Her passion was born out of work she began in the early eighties – her Visible Girls portfolio was symbolic of women’s new found freedom to be whoever they wanted to be – and fired by years spent working as a top female photographer for The Sunday Times and The Observer when she was often sent to cover “human interest” stories involving women.
All this experience has culminated in Anita’s vision – the creation of a legacy for future generations of women to enable them to understand and appreciate the achievements of their forebears - and perhaps even to laugh incredulously that once upon a time women were regarded as second class citizens without a vote.
Do you know a First Woman who should be featured in Anita's collection? she has already photographed two local women who are firsts! Charlotte Budd, the first woman to ride in the Grand National and LT Becky Frater RN the first woman to fly the Royal Navy’s Black Cat helicopter.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.1stwomenuk.co.uk