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Behind the scenes at the Women’s Prize Award Ceremony

Celebrating female creativity is at the heart of what we stand for at the Women’s Prize. Consequently we were thrilled to have Anna Fox, acclaimed photographer, join us at the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction awards ceremony.

Recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society, Anna’s work has been included in numerous international exhibitions including at the Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Yale Center for British Art and is in collections at the V&A, the National Gallery Washington and the British Council amongst others. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Prize for Photography and is currently Professor of Photography at University for the Creative Arts.

Since 2014 Anna Fox, together with her colleague Maria Kapajeva, has instigated, developed and promoted Fast Forward: Women in Photography, a research and development project based at University for the Creative Arts in the UK, designed to promote and engage with women in photography across the globe.

“Fast Forward aims to provoke new debate and ensure that, as women photographers, we are in the news and in the history books. There are millions of women photographers in the world and we intend to shed light on new ways of thinking, showing, discussing and distributing their work. Fast Forward moves to arrest the process of forgetting that so frequently erases women from the burgeoning histories of photography”.

Born from a panel discussion at Tate Modern, Fast Forward has established a significance within the world of photography for highlighting the work of women photographers and for questioning the way that the established canons have been formed. By showcasing the best of emerging and established photography Fast Forward is creating a global network with far reaching impacts on the equality and diversity of the field of photography.

There could be no better person to take a behind-the-scenes look at our celebration of female creativity than Anna. Here’s a selection of some of her photos from the awards ceremony.

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