Last August, while I was sat at home nursing a broken foot, I began to invite fellow female photographers to a closed Facebook Group called SheClicks. Now 9 months later, the group has over 3,000 members and I’m excited to announce that we’re holding an exhibition of the group’s photographs.
Olympus UK has kindly agreed to sponsor the exhibition, but it’s open to images from any camera. Georgina Pavelin, Olympus Marketing Manager, commented, ‘Olympus UK is proud to sponsor this exhibition which will showcase the creativity and talent of female photographers’.
Photocrowd is facilitating the image submission and selection process. We want SheClicks members to submit the images they are most proud of. The images they would most like to see hanging on a wall. The images can be shot on any subject with any camera.
Images must be submitted via Photocrowd and the deadline for submission is 30th June 2019.
It’s free to enter one image, subsequent images may be submitted at £2 each. You can submit up to 8 images as JPEGs.
Please upload the full-size JPEG file for each image.
Images can be up to 25mb in size, and 10,000 pixels on the longest side. The minimum image size accepted is 1080 pixels on the image’s shortest side.
The exhibition will feature 50 images that Olympus will print and frame. It will be open from 25th September to 1st October and will take place at the After Nyne gallery in Holland Park, London.
All the exhibited photographers will be invited to attend the private view and will receive an exhibition catalogue as well as their framed print.
Follow the link to see the entries so far
The Exhibition Selection Team
I’m delighted to have the following nine women from the photographic industry to help me select the images for the exhibition:
Tracy Calder has more than 20 years of experience in the photo magazine industry. She has written numerous photography books, including one on close-up and macro photography (her specialist subject), and is the co-founder of Close-up Photographer of the Year.
Amy Davies is a photographer and journalist. As a Features Co-Editor for Amateur Photographer magazine, she is responsible for writing and commissioning features and photography across a broad range of subjects. When she’s not writing about some of the world’s best photography, she freelances for a number of different publications testing all of the latest photographic equipment. You can see her reviews at Camera Jabber, Photography Blog, T3, Trusted Reviews, Stuff, Expert Reviews, Fujiholics, ePhotozine and more. She lives in Cardiff with her sausage dog, Lola. Visit instagram.com/amydaviesto see her latest pictures.
Known as ‘YesZebra‘ on Instagram, Martina is an Olympus UK ambassador and has achieved a notable following for her architecture, urban and underground photography.
She loves travelling and spends as much time as possible visiting cities across the globe photographing the world as she sees it.
Her work has been exhibited internationally and she has collaborated with a number of brands on their social media campaigns shooting everything from car campaigns to behind the scenes at London Fashion week as well as more recent concert and event photography.
Kate Hopewell-Smith has a background in TV marketing, fine art publishing and brand consultancy. She has run her photography business specialising in portraits, weddings and boudoir since 2010 and represents Sony as a European Imaging Ambassador. She is also a director of both the photography school Training byLUMIERE and luxury destination brand byLumiere .
Liz Jeary is a gallery-represented fine art photographer based on the Wirral, Merseyside. She specialises in Photobroderie (hand embroidered photographic prints), incorporating intricate stitching that explores humour, commentary, and imagination within her images. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally and features in several private collections.
Graduating from the University of Salford with a First Class B.A (Hons & Commendation) in Photography & Digital Imaging, Liz works as a Freelance Curator and part-time Camera Sales Consultant for Wilkinson Cameras.
Astrid is a freelance photographer and book author based in Surrey. In 2014, Astrid published her first book The Elmbridge Hundred – A Visual Journey, which was a companion piece to a community project about the history and heritage of her local Borough of Elmbridge. Astrid, who holds a distinction by the Royal Photographic Society, has curated several art exhibitions and judged photographic competitions. She also teaches and lectures on photography and works on commissions for individuals and organisations. In 2018, Astrid joined Light & Land, the UK’s premier photographic tour company, as a tour leader. Her images have been published and widely exhibited in the UK and Europe, including the Mall Galleries and OXO Gallery in London, and the Horizons Photo Festival in Zingst, Germany, and are held in private collections in Europe and the US.
Beata Moore is a professional photographer and writer with over 10 years’ experience. She has written numerous books, as well as many articles for various magazines. Beata specialises in landscape and architectural photography. Her work has been exhibited at galleries across the UK, including prestigious OXO Gallery and The Photographers Gallery in London. Beata is also a deputy editor of Terra Quantum, a centre of exceptional landscape photography. She regularly curates exhibitions, advises photography students and in her spare time helps to promote women in the photography industry. Beata lives in Kingston-upon-Thames, England.
After studying fine art and photography Georgie supplied artwork to several magazines and exhibitions. When a new gallery opened in her home town she shifted her attention to supporting artists and exhibitions.
Continuing her creative journey, she started a career in marketing for which the last 10 years have been spent at Olympus promoting their cameras, audio and binocular products.
Katie Teesdale-Ward has been involved in photography for more than 20 years, working with some of the biggest camera manufacturers and helping to launch industry defining cameras. Over the last five years, she has successfully grown her PR and Design agency, Teesdale & Ward, with her husband, while bringing up her two young children. More recently Katie has been developing a new project, Kudosity, a website dedicated to helping grow people’s confidence and overall happiness.
Katie was once described as a human jetski. She’s happy with this.
A leading manufacturer of optical and digital precision technology, Olympus develops and sells innovative medical technology, digital cameras and solutions for science and industry. Founded on 12 October 1919, Olympus is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019.
Photocrowd is a global community of photographers and platform for some of the world’s best photo contests and awards. Photographers can connect with each other to find inspiration, grow their own audience and following, and win great prizes from many top photo brands.
I created SheClicks to form a supportive and encouraging community for female photographers of all levels of experience. It’s somewhere we can chat about photography and kit in a friendly, relaxed environment. We have a mix of beginners, enthusiasts and pros, as well as many aspiring pro photographers.
Members join to swap ideas, pick-up tips and enjoy each other’s images.
We also have free webinars with inspiring photographers and industry experts. The first was presented by Sony Ambassador Kate Hopewell-Smith who explained how to take control of flash. And since then, we’ve gone from strength to strength.
For example, the webinar by Fujifilm Germany ambassador, Elke Vogelsang, in which she shared the secrets of her incredible dog portraits, inspired lots of great canine photography
Although the closed Facebook group is where most of the conversation happens, we also have meet-ups. So far we’ve had great support from the photographic industry and it feels like there’s a momentum building.