Australia's leading female photographers join forces for new exhibition
AGENDER – a collective of leading female photographers from the art, advertising and fashion industries, are launching an exhibition in Sydney in conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8.
Half of Australian photographers are female, however women are a minority in photography’s high paying fields of advertising and fashion, earning a quarter less than men overall in this industry. AGENDER wants to encourage women to push through and succeed in the areas of photography that have been historically dominated by men.
Through banding together with key figures in the media, advertising and magazine worlds, AGENDER seeks to create a powerful alliance that can instigate change for the women who take photos, as well as the women who feature in them.
Its key goal is to bolster the careers of female photographers and, in turn not only inspire a new generation of young women, but to also recognise and work to bridge the vast gap that stands between photography students and a sustainable career for female photographers in Australia today.
The collective will co-host a series of events, culminating in the AGENDER public opening show, featuring a selection of Australia’s most talented female photographers, including Anna Pogossova, Cara O’Dowd, Carlotta Moyes, Cybele Malinowski, Danielle Harte, Juliet Taylor, Liz Ham, Michele Aboud and Petrina Tinsley.
About the exhibition
AGENDER is open the public, Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 4:00pm. Featuring Australia’s leading female photographers from the art, advertising and fashion industries, it is sponsored by Canon Australia, SUNSTUDIOS, Moët and Hyatt Regency.
Profits from the events will be donated the Sydney Women’s Fund.
Canon Gallery, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 161 Sussex St, Sydney.