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First Women visit to Sandhurst coincides with military history in the making!

December 18, 2015

As Anita captures her portrait of the first woman to be made New College commander, the first ever mixed platoon graduates from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. How’s about that for timing? Friday 11th December was a fitting day to photograph First Woman #88; Lieutenant Colonel Lucy Giles, Sandhurst’s first ever female to lead New College since 1946. On that day, the opportunity for some extraordinary documentary photographs was also presented – as six mixed male and female 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

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

Visible Girls – Join the Search

March 7, 2014

As part of my documentary collection for First Women, I want to recreate my Visible Girls collection from 1981. The collection was a series of double portraits looking at girls in subcultures; mods, rockers, skins, rastas, new romantics, rockabillies, punks and women in the women’s movement.  Intimate portraits of friends, sisters and lovers between the ages of 16-22, in and around London. 33 years on I want to recreate these portraits and ask the women…how far have we come? How read more

World class American Photography Exhibition

September 1, 2013

Anita Corbin, a Somerset-based photographer, attended an exhibition in the American city of San Diego where her portrait of two sisters had been chosen to feature out of a total of 13,000 photographs which were given consideration by Julia Dolan, the Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum and judge of The Art of Photography Show. Anita is one of just 11 UK photographers who featured in the exhibition which is an established and critical force in the world of contemporary photography read more

Four iconic portraits of women trailblazing

June 12, 2013

The four women featuring in the new Trailblazers’ portraits are Jane Atkinson, Senior Vice President, Sembcorp Utilities UK Asset Management and in 2007 winner of the CBI First Woman Award in Manufacturing as she frequently has been at the forefront of women in engineering and industry; also Fiona Cruickshank, non-exec director at SCM Pharma, a leading business figure and a former North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (see image above). Joining Jane and Fiona are Nicola Pearsall, Director read more

First Women photographer awarded Trailblazers’ commission

March 27, 2013

In the month that marks International Women’s Day, NE’s Discovery Museum launches new exhibition exploring achievements of women in science and technology & commissions four new portraits from First Women photographer Anita Corbin. South West based photographer Anita Corbin has been chosen to undertake a very important commission on behalf of the North East region’s science and industry museum, Discovery Museum in Newcastle. Discovery Museum is launching a new exhibition, read more

Olympic Flame Reaches Somerset

May 27, 2012

5.45am misty morning but the small Somerset town of  Ilminster is already buzzing,  an air of expectancy as the butcher orders extra guinea fowl, bunting is draped  and the town prepares for the 2012 Torch Relay…the closest its ever been before was thru Chard in 1948… the five torch bearers are women of all ages from all walks of life, luckily they let me onto the bus to capture these shots for the First Women Project. read more