Historic photographs bring female protest to the fore in new exhibition

The first Women's Liberation Movement march, London, 1971
(Image credit: © Sally Fraser/Report IFL Archive/reportdigital.co.uk)

An exhibition exploring how women’s resistance has resonated across generations has just opened at Four Corners in London, England. It takes place as part of Women’s History Month in East London and focuses on the perspectives of women and non-binary photographers who use imagery as a way of supporting social and political change.

The exhibition, 'Photographing Protest: Resistance Through a Feminist Lens', aims to challenge the male-dominated history of reporting protests and what it means for the representation of the resistance. There will be sit-ins, street theater performances, candlelight vigils and deportation campaigns as well as work from the likes of Tessa Howland, Loraine Leeson, Sheila Gray and Maggie Murray.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.