Foam For You has launched the second in its series of short films with Jessica Backhaus giving an insight into her working practice as she explores the theme Wonder for Foam magazine. Backhaus featured in Hotshoe magazine way back in April/may 2006 with her series Jesus and the Cherries.
Jesus and the Cherries, © Jessica Backhaus
“Foam For You is an online resource which features professional photographers providing inspiration and advice for amateurs looking to improve their own work. At the core of Foam For You’s content is a series of extended films about the work of three internationally renowned artists: Michael Wolf (USA), Jessica Backhaus (GER) and Melanie Bonajo (NL).
“They have given Foam exclusive access to their working practice in three fifteen minute documentaries. They explain the thinking behind their work and, in particular, how it relates to themes taken from different issues of Foam Magazine, in which their work appeared.”
What’s more, the best ones will appear in a gallery on the Foam website and you could win a year’s subscription to Foam Magazine.
Feminism, it seems, is now regarded by some as a superfluous stance. So when some people start talking to me about post feminism, re-branding feminism and ask me “Aren’t you over it yet?” followed by a ‘why-don’t-you-just-move on’ look, I despair. No, not until women globally have the necessary rights and equal opportunities in all realms including political, economic, and social. Thinking of power and influence – just take a look at the statistics on how many women are members of the senior judiciary in the UK – only 9% in the UK.
(Women’s Resource and Development Agency, 2006).
Back to my backlog, and I’m nearly there… It’s been a hell of a week of catching trains to Wales to deliver two blogging courses in Cardiff and then back to London (where to my absolute surprise I bumped into an old music friend, Dr Clive from Dr & the Medics, remember their version of Spirit in the Sky?); organising a business skills freelance creative course in London on Saturday; writing a book review as well as features about photographers and the photography industry. Last night I chaired an event on publishing and self-publishing for Photo Imaging Network at Four Corners which brought up some points I will consider in subsequent posts.
So my next 20 women, taking the total to 80, are below. Yes, it is a little later than I expected. The last batch will be tomorrow before the blog returns to normal service. But, as the adage goes, better late than never…
Hotshoe magazine 2005-6
Inma Sainz de Baranda
Hellen van Meene
Posted in Photographers, Women Photographers
Tagged Anja Niemi, Dita Pepe, Dona Schwartz, Hellen van Meene, Inma Sainz de Baranda, Jennifer Long, Jessica Backhaus, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Katharina Mayer, Katy Grannan, Mayete Vieta, Muzi Quawson, Neeta Madahar, Nina Mangalanayagam, Rineke Dijkstra, Sarah Moon, Sarah Pickering, Silvie Milkova, Veronica Bromova