Thursday, June 16, 2022
Sunday, July 31, 2022
RPS Women in Photography

More than 500 women and women-identifying photographers from around the world responded to an open call by the RPS Women in Photography Group. A curated selection of 50 self-portraits can now be viewed in an online exhibition.

SELFIES celebrates the current take on a classical form of artistic expression, with the winning entries announced on social media and presented in digital form in keeping with the most visible modern iteration of the genre.

Best of Show: Jekyll and Hyde by Frankie MacEachen (UK)

Best B&W SELFIE: Do I Sit Well by Dee Robinson (UK)

Best International SELFIE: Reflections by Aljohara Jeje (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

Judges Gold to Eloisa Sanchez (Mexico) as the only photographer with both submitted images selected for the exhibition

The exhibition reflects the great diversity within self-portraiture, traditionally driven by personal salvation, self-scrutiny or vanity; while feminist artists in particular have used the human body to express facets of identity such as gender, sexuality, race or ethnicity. With artists increasingly turning the camera on themselves during lockdown, the presentation provides an intimate snap shot of self-representation.

The Women in Photography Group is a special interest group with the objective of facilitating the celebration, education and collaboration of female and femaleidentifying photographers and is available to members of the Royal Photographic Society. The SELFIES call was open to members and nonmembers, with the selection panel including photographer Amak Mahmoodian; Enter RPS Director of Development Tracy Marshall-Grant; Women in Photography Chair Teri Walker; and Laura Noble, curator and founder of LA Noble Gallery.