Firecrackers: Women and Wit in Photography

‘There is no obligation to buy it or even to give me answer the same day'. From the series Fairytale for Sale. Natasha Caruana, 2011

05 May 2015

1pm to 5.30pm

Firecrackers: Women and Wit in Photography

With a special screening of Finding Vivian Maier

Date: 5 May 2015 1-5.30pm (arrive 12.45 promptly please)

Photography is sparkling with the work and wit of the women who create and shape it, but the path has never been straightforward. Join us for a viewing of the essential documentary Finding Vivian Maier, the story of an extraordinary photographic talent that remained invisible for too long. Questions of conformity, identity, self-portraiture, wit, art and ownership raised by the film will be discussed by Fiona Rogers in conversation with Brigitte Lardinois. Rogers founded Firecracker, a platform for female photographers, in 2011, and, to celebrate its fourth anniversary, she will talk about its continuing necessity, with Brigitte Lardinois, who was instrumental in the women’s photography movement in the 1990s. Presentations by outstanding contemporary practitioners will follow, including Natasha Caruana and Anna Fox, whose show opens at PARC the same night — Firecracker attendees are invited to the private view

Find out more at: http://www.fire-cracker.org

This is a Moose on the Loose 2015 event. 

Photo credit: ‘There is no obligation to buy it or even to give me answer the same day'. From the series Fairytale for Sale. Natasha Caruana, 2011.