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Struck by Light : Experiments in the Wonder World of Photography


‘What is a 21st Century photograph?’ — ‘What does it look like?’

Ellen Carey, American Experimental photographer asks these questions about her own work, following inquiries to women photographers worldwide in an open call put forth by Hundred Heroines in 2020.

“Light’s immateriality challenges its makers today, analogue versus digital doubles our challenges. It is here, in modern and contemporary art, that one finds a “linked ring” to characteristics within the DNA of photography – science, optics, shadow, reflection, silhouette, process, chemistry – that today’s practitioners underscore in their concepts, enriching content, adding context, citing this history at the dawn of medium to now in their versions of drawing with light.”

These questions found fifteen artists short-listed to participate in an online exhibition, under the Hundred Heroines: Women in Photography platform whose focus is a global organisation on women in photography.

Struck by Light, the exhibition, features outstanding professional women in photography, presented at The International Festival of Experimental Photography in Barcelona and exhibited at Valid World Gallery, Barcelona is co-curated by Cristina Fontsaré (Barcelona) and Megan Ringrose (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Both exhibitions highlight photographic creativity in our 21st century version of “The Linked Ring”*

*The Linked Ring was a British photographic society created to propose and defend that photography was just as much an art as it was a science, motivated to propelling photography further into the fine art world.



Ellen Carey

Jessy Boon Cowler

Emilie Poiret-Brown

Nettie Edwards

Cristina Fontsare

Liz Harrington

Poppy Lekner

Ky Lewis

Anna Luk

Sonia Mangiapane

Megan Ringrose

Erika G Santos

Kateryna Snizhko

Lauren Spencer



Opening: Wednesday 21st July 2021(8.30pm)

Closing: 31st July 2021

Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10 am to 2 pm + 5 pm to 8 pm

Saturday:11 am to 2 pm

Location: Valid World Hall, Buenaventura Munoz 6 08018 Barcelona




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