International Womens’ Day Portraits
Celebrating IWD 2019 with some #BalanceforBetter portraits of Make Space Studios female artists, from painters and theatre designers, to jewellers, ceramicists and dancers
In celebration ofÂ International Women’s Day 2019Â this month, I spent the afternoon photographing all the brilliant female artists here atÂ Make Space Studios with portraits in the IWD #BalanceforbetterÂ pose, in front of a purple (for Suffrage, not UKIP!) backdrop.
The Balance for Better theme and pose (read about itÂ here) aims to promote a gender-balanced world:
â€œFrom grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence. Balance drives a better working world.â€ IWD website
In the spirit of the day, I donated Â£10 to Refuge for every willing poser, and was able donate Â£110 to a very worthy cause.
Pictured above are four of our excellent sitters: Theatre designerÂ Charlie Cridlan, ceramicistÂ Camilla Webb Carter, painterÂ Laurence Caisse-ParsleyÂ and Dancer and choreographerÂ Rachel KayÂ (and Bo the female dog).
I think I’ll make this an annual project, so here’s to a more gender-balanced 2019 and even more sitters next year.