By Harriet Morphy-Morris
To mark 100 years since women won the right to vote, the exhibition 209 Women has empowered the city of Liverpool by highlighting the visibility of women in environments which are still largely male dominated.
The exhibition, shot exclusively by women photographers, first launched in the Houses of Parliament on December 14th, 100 years to the day since women first voted in a general election.
Director of Development and Partnerships at the Open Eye Gallery, Tracy Marshall, said: “photography has become one of the primary ways we reflect and communicate our vision of the world. Through images, we gain a sense of not only how things are, but also how things could be.
“This project carries so much potential in communicating our vision of gender parity, pointing to a society where policy is made with people of all genders in mind.”
The Open Eye Gallery has consistently used photography as an art form ‘to establish emerging artists and reflect topics which the community can associate with.’