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


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


LondonUnited Kingdom

The Parasol Foundation Women in Photography Project at the V&A is a major new programme supporting 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 Parasol underscoring her commitment to promoting women behind and in front of the camera.

Accompanying the project is The Parasol Foundation Gallery at the V&A in London. Three years in the making the stunning new photography gallery opened to visitors in May 2023.

Fiona Rogers, the inaugural Parasol Foundation Curator of Women in Photography, leads on new acquisitions, research, education and public displays. Fiona is 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 @vamparasolwomenphoto highlights works by women artists, showcases extraordinary new talent and explores the role women have played through the history of photography.