Founder | Director
I have worked in photography for 18 years, as a University Lecturer in Photography and photographer. I am the founder and director of '209 Women,' I also created the first image of the series, Alison McGovern MP, from which this initiative evolved. I am now joined by 208 UK based female photographers to complete the series. It is important for me and hugely significant that this initiative reflects the great collective effort that brought success to the Representation of the People Act 1918 that gave some women the right to vote, an empowering moment, and the first step towards equality for women. Image credit: Ray Spence.
Tracy Marshall is Director of Development and Partnerships at Open Eye Gallery, with a focus on leading LOOK Photo Biennial. She was previously the Director of Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery and Director of Development and Education at the Ulster Orchestra. In her current role, she develops and curates programmes of international exhibitions of photography, working with established and emerging photographers. She also has a rich background in the role and vitality of photographic archives. Tracy’s previous roles prior to enter the arts in 2011 have involved working across Ireland and the UK in Development, Communications and Fundraising Directorships for a number of health and social welfare charities. She has also worked at length in the USA on development projects for international arts and cultural organisations.
Cheryl Newman is an artist and independent curator of photography living in London. Her personal practice examines identity, intimacy and the fallibility of memory. For more than fifteen years she was the Photography Director of the award winning Telegraph Magazine where she raised the profile of the magazine commissioning intelligent and inventive photography worldwide. She is a nominator for the Deutsche Borse Photography prize and serves as a jury member for photographic awards globally. She is a visiting lecturer at the Bilder Nordic School in Oslo and lectures at several UK universities. Cheryl is the chair of the RPS Photography Awards. For the past three years she has been working closely with the Gaia Foundation to commission and curate We Feed the World.
Lisa is a creative businesswoman, brand consultant and television producer, founding a range of businesses including brand agency Lisa Tse Ltd, concept art studio Opus Artz, and The Sorority- a pioneering society of influential women around the world. Lisa is a Producer of the Power of Women, a new television series which brings together some of the world’s most extraordinary women from the world of entertainment, politics, and humanitarians. In 2010 Lisa founded The Sorority to champion professional women around the world, creating a private society made up from the inspiring women destined to shape the future. Rated by CNN International as one of the ‘top five members clubs for women’, The Sorority has attracted notable support, counting amongst its members film producers, business leaders, entrepreneurs and royalty.
Rosemary Reed is the chief creative force behind game-changing projects across the spectrum of media. From heading an industry leading immersive video company achieving a number of world firsts in the fields of VR, MR and 360 video, winning over 70 awards along the way, to creating and directing "Living The Life" the critically acclaimed Sky Arts series, Rosemary has consistently pioneered in male-dominated industries, shifting perceptions and helping advocate for gender equality.
Her latest project "The Power Of Women” aims to achieve what has never been achieved before. No journalist, no interviewer. Just two legends in conversation. "The Power Of Women" will celebrate modern female achievement like no other show before it.