‘First Women UK’, a photographic exhibition by Anita Corbin

Photographs from 'First Women UK' exhibition

These striking images capture innate pioneering spirit – yet also the nature of women across all manner of disciplines, including sport, media, military, business, arts, music and politics.

This decade-long project to capture the portraits of 100 pioneering women of the twenty-first century has arrived at the Fox Talbot Museum’s photography gallery.

Anta Corbin’s exhibition was created to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which granted the vote to women over 30-years old and paved the way for universal suffrage.

The long struggle for women’s suffrage and the debates it inspired across the homes, workplaces and communities of England, Wales and Northern Ireland are being explored in 2018 as part of our national Women and Power programme.

" A century on from the Representation of the People Act, Women and Power will explore the complexity of the histories power and gender."
- Rachel Lennon

‘First Women UK’ at the Fox Talbot Museum, will be comprised of a grouping of 40 hand selected portraits from the collection, as part of our temporary exhibition programme in the dedicated photography gallery.

Photographer Anita Corbin hopes the First Women series will inspire future generations and help them see that it is possible to break down barriers whether they are social, economic, cultural or political.

" I have created these powerful images to offer support to women who seek to be the best they can be; those women who want to aim high will look at my pictures and see that they are not alone."
- Anita Corbin

These striking images capture innate pioneering spirit – yet also the nature of the individual women across all manner of disciplines, including sport, media, military, business, arts, music and politics.

‘First Women UK’ is on display at the Fox Talbot Museum from Saturday 15 September to Sunday 13 January and is free with normal admission to the property.

Photographs from 'First Women UK' exhibition
Photographs from 'First Women UK' exhibition
Photographs from 'First Women UK' exhibition