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18/11/2021

WOPHA Congress: Women, Photography, and Feminisms launches today in Miami

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The two-day tournament is the primary convening of feminine images organisations, curators, artists and administrators from around the globe, and comprises 1854’s Female in Focus exhibition

Co-presented by way of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) and Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), a Congress of ladies images organisations and notable business pros launches today, 18 November, in Miami. The two-day tournament, with an in-person and digital programme, seeks to facilitate debate and have fun the historical past and contributions of ladies in images. The tournament’s purpose is to, “rewrite the established inventive canon and galvanize social trade”, via addressing subjects of “feminist aesthetics, the decolonisation of archives, and curatorial methods”.

This 12 months, the Congress comes underneath the identify of ‘Women, Photography, and Feminisms’. Aldeide Delgado, a Latinx artwork historian and curator, and the founder and director of WOPHA, conceptualised the collection. “I consider in the facility of images as a political pressure to arrange the construction of energy and domination of society,” says Delgado. “I’m impressed by way of the legacy of the Female Division of the Cuban Photography Club and how, as an area for girls’s socialisation, it broadened the probabilities for introduction and reputation of the inventive praxis of ladies in the general public house. In this similar vein, I’ve conceived the WOPHA Congress as an area that may render ladies photographers visual whilst advancing essential debate about fashionable and fresh images by way of ladies and non-binary practitioners.”

© Paola Jiménez Quispe

© Paola Jiménez Quispe



© Paola Vivas.

© Natalia Garcia.

© Kali Spitzer.

© Maryam Khastoo.

Key individuals in the discussions come with: Idurre Alonso, affiliate curator of Latin American Collections on the Getty Research Institute; Mane Adaro, director and editor of Atlas: Visual Imaginary, artwork historian and curator; Alpesh Kantilal Patel, affiliate professor of modern artwork and idea at Florida International University; and Marie Vickles, director of training at PAMM.

Elsewhere, an exhibition of works by way of this 12 months’s winners of 1854 Media’s Female in Focus, together with Jodie Bateman and Paola Jiménez Quispe, opens on the newly inaugurated Green Space Miami gallery this night, at the eve of Art Basel in Miami Beach. The display, backed by way of MPB, paperwork a part of a city-wide programme of exhibitions, performances, artist residencies and studio visits held in tandem with the Congress. 

© Jodie Bateman.

© Jodie Bateman.

“I’m honoured to co-present the Female in Focus exhibition as a part of the party of the arena’s first-ever WOPHA Congress,” says Delgado, who used to be at the festival’s judging panel. “In a fertile second the place we witness the upward push of projects orientated to render visual ladies’s long-neglected contributions to photographic arts, the Female in Focus award represents an strange alternative for rising skills to have their paintings promoted by way of one of the prestigious images platforms.”

To in finding out extra about WOPHA Congress, head to its website

The Female in Focus 2021 exhibition might be proven at Green Space Miami as a part of the inaugural Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) Congress, from 18 November to 18 January 2022

With because of this 12 months’s sponsor: MPB, the arena’s greatest on-line platform for used picture and video package

To in finding out extra about Female in Focus, click here.

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