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The Parasol Foundation Women in Photography Project at The V&A, London

Amount

£3m*Including a personal donation from Ms. Ruth Monicka Parasol

Location

London, UK

Launched in September 2021, The Parasol Foundation Women in Photography Project at the V&A is a major new programme to support women in photography. 

We’re celebrating the achievement of women photographers, opening up empowering opportunities and aiming to inspire future generations of talented females.  One of our largest projects since the Trust was established, the £3mn donation included a personal donation from Ruth underscoring her commitment to promoting women behind and in front of the camera. 

Fiona Rogers became the inaugural Parasol Foundation Curator of Women in Photography in March and will take the lead on new acquisitions, research, education and public displays at the V&A helping the Foundation to celebrate the achievements of women, nurture contemporary artists and inspire the next generation of women photographers to fully express their creativity.

With a strong focus on digital art and social media, we’re aiming to open up participation, encourage women photographers to achieve their potential and connect with the widest possible international audience.

A new, dedicated Instagram account has been launched by Fiona and the V&A to highlight works by women artists and is already showcasing extraordinary new talent as well as highlighting the role women have played through the history of photography.

You can enjoy on the Parasol Foundation Women in Photography Project on Instagram by following vamparasolwomenphoto Gallery 97 at the V&A – part of the V&A Photography Centre Phase Two development – will be named The Parasol Foundation Gallery and we hope to see you there once it is ready to welcome visitors.