First Women contributes to historic BBC’s 100 Women Season!

November 25, 2015

The BBC’s 100 Women season is part of the Beeb’s pledge to better represent women in its international news output. Now in its third year, November 18th commenced a fortnight of debates, programmes, special reports and journalism, running across BBC World News, bbc.com and the 29 languages of BBC World Service, as well as network news. Anita, in her role as First Women Project founder and professional photographer has been invited to speak on one of the panel debates being broadcast on read more

Interview with Dame Stephanie Shirley

September 15, 2015

Dame Stephanie Shirley talks to us about the influences in her life and how she has approached them to achieve success… ‘Remember the hardest times of your life’ I was a child refugee from Nazi Germany. Trying to resettle after that huge disruption from family, language and country always reminds me that I am capable of dealing with anything. ‘Don’t attack your frustrations – go around them’ Frustration is a part of everyone’s path. I have learned not to try read more

With Love From Violet…The Suffragist Connection

August 19, 2015

Anita talks about her family’s connections with Conway Hall, The Bonham Carters’ and the Suffragist Movement. “I grew up in a household of powerful women. An only child I spent a lot of time with my grandma and grandpa – him an amateur photographer – surrounded by images and albums, often chatting about their memories. My great-grandparents, Annie and Nicholas Lidstone, were big movers in the South Place Ethical Society. This was (and still is) a non-secular movement of read more

First Women’s Anita Corbin announced as one of the Judges for D&AD New Blood

April 17, 2015

Anita continues her inspirational journey in the creative sector as she is announced as one of this years D&AD Judges. Anita explained to potential entrants why this was particularly important to her, commenting, ‘I am really excited to be judging the New Blood category for D&AD this year: this is the time when, as a young creative, you are finding your niche. Creativity and experimentation are encouraged on all sides by tutors and mentors. You are selecting your path, refining read more

Our celebratory tour for International Women’s Day

March 13, 2015

Last week, The First Women Project celebrated International Women’s day on a national and local scale, kicking off with The Celebrating Women in Business Conference at the British Library on March 5. As a digital ambassador for the Love Digital Project sponsored by the Government Equalities Office, Anita shared her experience of how the digital age has impacted her life and career to inspire other women to take advantage of digital opportunities now available to pursue their dreams and read more

Metro Imaging announced as new sponsor for women’s photographic exhibition

February 5, 2015

We are delighted to announce that Metro Imaging, one of the UK’s longest running Photographic Lab, has agreed to support First Women by printing the Exhibition Materials for the First Women Project. The partnership was formed after Metro Imaging featured the project last year following a creative consultation with to review the First Women Portfolio. Anita has been a Metro customer for over 30 years  and was keen to seek advice on the project from London’s top professional photographic lab read more

Resonance FM’s special episodes dedicated to Anita’s Career

September 16, 2014

London-based arts radio station, Resonance FM is airing two special episodes of their flagship female chat show, Very Loose Women, dedicated to Anita’s career and her quest to reunite with the women she photographed over 30 years ago in London’s subcultures, as we ask listeners: Are you one of the lost ‘Visible Girls’? Over 30 years after photographing women in London’s 80s subcultures for her photo-project Visible Girls, award-winning photographer Anita wants to recreate the read more

Shortlisted for the Freshfields Prize

September 16, 2014

Anita was among photographers from all over the world who attended the stylish opening night for the Renaissance Exhibition at the prestigious Getty Images Gallery on Wednesday 10th September 2014 As well as being one of just 47 images shortlisted from 7,000 entries, Golfing Sisters was on the final 10 shortlist for the coveted Freshfields Prize. All proceeds from this inspirational Photography Competition raises cash for the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care. The exhibition continues to run read more

Golfing Sisters is a Finalist Image for the Renaissance Photography Prize 2014

July 1, 2014

First Women’s ‘Golfing Sisters’ is selected as one of the Renaissance finalist images to be exhibited at the prestigious Getty Images Gallery from 8th – 20th September 2014. The photograph was one of the lucky few chosen for the exhibition from almost 7,000 entrants and was selected from the Belonging Category for this inspirational Photography Competition which raises cash for charity, the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care.  The colour portrait, entitled: ‘Golfing sisters in read more

First Women exclusive interview with Sarah Outen

April 14, 2014

Sarah Dilys Outen is a British athlete and adventurer. She was the First Woman to row solo across the Indian Ocean – and the fourth ever to complete this crossing. In October 2015, Sarah completed her four-and-a-half year journey circumnavigating the globe using only a kayak, bike and rowing boat. She shares with us what her journeys have taught her (and why having a beard is not obligatory when setting out on a hard expedition…) ‘I was surprised that no woman had attempted to row read more
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