Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide


In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018 arts social enterprise, FotoDocument, will launch a photography exhibition at Oxo Tower Gallery about their most recent project Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide.

Photography exhibition

28 February – 11 March, 11am – 6pm daily, Oxo Tower Gallery, London.

The exhibition will showcase the work of global documentary photographers who have been commissioned to photograph the work of CARE International UK’s micro-lending platform, Lendwithcare.org. The photo essays feature inspiring women from five of the countries where Lendwithcare operates, including Ecuador, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, the Philippines and Zambia, visually illustrating how microfinance can provide lasting social and economic impact and change.

Commissioned photographers include Shaista Chishty (speaker), Ana Caroline de Lima, Cynthia Matonhodze, Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi and Veejay Villafranca.

This exhibition forms part of CARE’s wider #March4Women campaign which is a month of action for gender equality, including their annual March in London on Sunday 4 March.

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Photography talks & screening

3 March, 12.15pm, Brighton Museum

Commissioned work from Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide will be screened and discussed at this event in Brighton as part of the wider Brighton International Women’s Day 2018 programme in association with Brighton Women’s Centre, Brighton Museum and Brighton Dome & Festival.

At the event, FotoDocument will also launch Year 2 of the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award for women documentary photographers which has been generously supported by Olympus.

Speakers include: Shai Chishty (commissioned photographer), Rebecca Conway (Year 1 Award Winner), Nina Emett (FotoDocument), Jo Godden (RubyMoon), Tracey Horner (Lendwithcare).

Marilyn Stafford will join the panel discussion after the presentations which will be chaired by Jim Stephenson from MiniClick.

When: Saturday 3 March, 12.15 – 1.45pm.

Where: The Old Courtroom, Brighton Museum, 118 Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UD

Please sign up HERE to reserve a free space at the event.

Featured image: 2018 © Ana Caroline de Lima

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