Women 2021 – a photographic celebration

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NEWS RELEASE: 8th March 2021

‘Women’ is a photographic celebration of images telling the stories and achievements of women and girls launching for International Women’s Day 2021

To mark International Women’s Day 2021 The British Press Photographers’ Association has curated a new exhibition of pictures telling the stories and highlighting the achievements of women and girls as recorded through the eyes of visual storytellers.

In accordance with the aims of International Women’s Day the exhibition seeks to celebrate the strength and achievement of women throughout society – socially, culturally, economically and politically.

The exhibition is a celebration of the achievements of women and exhibition organisers Vickie Flores and Isabel Infantes took the decision to include pictures taken by any of our members rather than just focussing on the view of women:

“One of the aims of the project was to make photographers of all genders think about how we portray women and to achieve equality and gender parity, we need the support of each other.”

Chair of The BPPA Lindsey Parnaby says:

“Press photographers are very fortunate to meet many inspirational women in the course of their work; women from all walks in life who shine brightly despite, at times, facing much adversity. Launched to coincide with International Women’s Day, The BPPA ‘Women’ is a visual celebration dedicated to just some those inspiring women of the world who personify female empowerment: images of their moments of triumph and strength captured by members of The BPPA.”

WOMEN is an online exhibition of 70 images, launching on 8th March 2021 and can be viewed at: http://women.thebppa.com


International Women’s Day is a global day marked annually on 8th March celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.

For more information visit: www.internationalwomensday.com

The BPPA was formed in 1984 by a small group of Fleet Street photographers to showcase the work that they were so passionate about. Over the next few years the association grew staging a series of hugely influential exhibitions and publishing three volumes of “Assignments” – collections of each year’s best work.

In 2003 we adopted a ‘mission statement’:

To promote and inspire the highest ethical, technical and creative standards from within the profession and raise awareness and appreciation of our industry outside it.

As of March 2021, the BPPA has 439 full members.

• Fiona Shields – The Guardian Head of Photography
• Gao Rongguo – China based Photographer and selected at Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2020
• Jakki Moores – News & Sports Press Segment Manager for Canon
• Jane Sherwood – Getty Images News Editor
• Milica Lamb – former Head of International and Entertainment at Press Association Media
• Rebecca Naden – Wales based News, Sports and Features Photographer for Thomson Reuters
• Rob Pinney – London based Photographer and founding editor of Point 5.1 Magazine

Image by: Milton Haworth


Vickie Flores: +44(0)7771 613 991 E: mail@vickieflores.com

Isabel Infantes: +44(0)7795 350 975 E: isabelinfantesphotography@hotmail.com

Lindsey Parnaby +44(0)7815 737 443 E: chairman@thebppa.com

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