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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

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

How International Women’s Day inspired a generation of photographers

March 7, 2014

First Women creator and photographer Anita Corbin, reflects on how IWD has inspired her work and the work of other young photographers for over 30 years. “When I look at this picture taken on a very damp IWD 33 years ago in Brighton I can remember vividly the energy and sense of urgency in the hundreds of marching and chanting women. We were barely five years on from the new Sex Discrimination Act and there was plenty to shout about, we were flexing our political muscles, we were ready to go read more

International Women’s Day 2013

March 27, 2013

Somerset photographer celebrates International Women’s Day with two new portraits for 2018 project marking 100 years of women’s suffrage. Anita carried out a very special assignment to mark this year’s International Women’s Day on Friday, 8 March 2013.  She has photographed two prominent Somerset women who were the first to achieve a particular milestone in their chosen professions. The two women who will be included in Anita’s groundbreaking project First Women are Charlotte Budd, read more

Why my International Women’s Day was really special

March 11, 2011

Had an amazing day in London on Tuesday and spoke at Accenture’s celebration of International Women’s Day.  The theme was “Pioneering Women” and with my growing collection of “First Women” portraits I am beginning to know a thing or too about that subject! I was first up on the stage and it was really exciting talking to around 350 people – mostly women of all ages and from all different jobs. Accenture told me that this was the seventh event they had organised to celebrate read more

Celebrating 100 Years of International Women’s Day

March 7, 2011

Just 24 hours to go before I am due to speak in London at the International Women’s Day celebration organised by Accenture. The focus for the celebration will be ‘Pioneering Women’ and is a great fit with my own First Women project. We will explore how far women have come in the last 100 years and look forward to what they will achieve in the future. Accenture has designed an agenda to inspire, encourage reflection and motivate our women to explore how they too can become pioneers. I have read more