The new exhibition Photographing Protest: Resistance through a feminist lens focuses on the perspectives of women and non-binary photographers across decades of protests to challenge the male-dominated history of the demonstrations.
From sit-ins to street theatre, candlelight vigils to deportation campaigns, the exhibition at Gallery Four Corners spotlights the work of activist photographers for whom witnessing and protest participation are inextricably linked.
It begins with rarely seen images by Sally Fraser, who captured the defining social movements of the 1968 era, such as the fiery beginnings of the women’s liberation movement, and moves on to the protests of the 1980s and 1990s, such as the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camps and Reclaim the Night Marches shot by all-women photo agency Format.
Alongside this, the exhibition explores a new generation of photographers, including The Independent Co-author Angela Christofilou, who explores current struggles such as anti-racism, LGBTQI+ community rights and climate justice, among others, to ask how feminist protest photography can be a vehicle for today’s political change.
the Photographing protest: resistance through a feminist lens The exhibition runs from 18 March to 30 April 2022 at the Four Corners in Bethnal Green and is free.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/photography/protest-photography-feminist-social-political-photos-b2037108.html Photographing protest: resistance through a feminist lens