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Exhibition launch: 209 Women

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19 Mann Island

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‘209 Women’ is a national artist-led project made up of new portraits of all women MPs, shot by women photographers. The project marks 100 years since the first UK women achieved the right to vote, and calls for gender equality across all spheres of society. The series of portraits celebrates the centenary of women’s suffrage and champions the visibility of women, particularly in environments that are still largely male-dominated.

As Alison McGovern MP, chair of the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art said:

“The women’s movement has never been about one person’s achievement: it is about all of us. This project carries out that vision, including all kinds of women from all kinds of backgrounds. It is a subtle but very true statement of equality.”

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209 Women is delivered in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool City Council, The Royal Photographic Society and The Sorority. The project is presented in association with luxury brand Aston Martin Lagonda and Power of Women Series, and supported by Montessori St Nicholas. The core team behind the exhibition is Hilary Wood (Founder/Director of ‘209 Women’ and photographer), Tracy Marshall (Director of Development and Partnerships at Open Eye Gallery), Cheryl Newman (Artist, curator and former Director of Photography of the Telegraph magazine) and Lisa Tse (Brand Consultant, TV Producer and founder of women’s club The Sorority), and is supported by Ambassador Rosemary Reed, Executive Producer and Founder of Power of Women series). Printing supported by Metro Imaging.

Image: Yvette Cooper, MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, by Hannah Starkey.

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