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The Modern Suffragette Photography Project

The Modern Suffragette

Photography project for mothers

Last autumn Four Corners celebrated Suffragette history in East London.  The Modern Suffragette project offered free photography skills workshops for mothers, culminating in an exhibition at Bow Idea Store in March 2019, for Women's History Month. 

The exhibition runs until 31st March, opening times: 
Monday -Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday  9am - 5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

The project takes inspiration from Norah Smyth’s images of the East End Suffragettes, to ask: What would the Suffragettes have photographed today?  Participants also had the opportunity to research archival photographs and visit the local area where the East End Suffragettes led their activities.

The project offered:

  • Ten, half-day sessions in photographic skills and darkroom printing techniques.
  • Free training with childcare costs available
  • Open to all mothers and carers living in the local East London area.

The Modern Suffragette was part of The Women's Hall project, a collaborative programme of events celebrating the history of the East London Federation of Suffragettes in 2018.