CamIris: Cambridge Women’s Photography Group

18 Mar

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Cambridge Women’s Photography Group

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CamIris, Cambridge Women’s Photography Group, provides support to women who are interested in photography in the Cambridge area.  This may be through workshops, conferences, or encouraging women to exhibit and curate their work collectively.

 Our members range from keen amateurs, artists, environmental sculptors to photography tutors and to those whose work involves photography at a professional level.

 The group came together as part of Signals Festival of Women Photographers in 1994 and since then has held annual exhibitions and published two books ‘CamIris’ and ‘Ancestry’. Both books can be bought from us and also found in the Cambridgeshire Collection at the Central Library, Cambridge and at the library at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge UKNineteen years on, the group is still thriving.  We currently have twenty members.

 CamIris were invited to participate in International Women’s Day on 9th March at Anglia Ruskin University. Our stall attracted the attention of a diverse range of people, and while individual members merchandise was bought by delegates and members of the public, CamIris members, Lou Dellow, Dragana Lazici, Soo Martin and Veronika Romashova photographed the thought-provoking and varied talks, events and workshops which took place throughout the day.  The group have taken an active role in IWD for many years and our contribution at these events raises the profile of the group and increases our members’ confidence by giving them the opportunity to take photographs for a good cause.  Experience was gained, techniques shared and a great day was had by all.

 

Stall 4306 by Veronika Romashova

Stall 4306 Original Photography by Veronika Romashova

© Veronika Romashova

Stall.4402  by Veronika Romashova

Stall.4402 Original Photography by Veronika Romashova

© Veronika Romashova

The .Women of Note Original Photography by Soo Martin

The Women of Note Original Photography by Soo Martin

The Women of Note © Soo Martin 

The Women of Note perform - transported by the music - 2 Original Photography by Lou Bellow

The Women of Note perform – transported by the music – 2 Original Photography by Lou Bellow

The Women of Note © Lou Dellow 

The poet Hollie McNish Original Photography by Soo Martin

The poet Hollie McNish Original Photography by Soo Martin

The poet Hollie McNish © Soo Martin 

http://holliemcnish.bandcamp.com/

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In September, CamIris will be exhibiting work at The Museum of Technology in Cambridge.  The show will be in collaboration with the Cambridge women’s theatre group The Freudian Slips, and will be called ‘It’ll All Come Out in the Wash’.  The Freudian Slips will be performing a piece which focuses on the lives of Cambridge female bedmakers or ‘bedders’ who have worked for the colleges for centuries, while CamIris will be exploring the broader theme of laundry.  Individual interpretations will no doubt lead to an interesting and exciting exhibition.  Here are a few examples of Margot Krebs Neale’s preparatory work. 

Original Photography by Margot Krebs Neale

Original Photography by Margot Krebs Neale

© Margot Krebs Neale ((http://www.facebook.com/MargotKrebsNeale)

Original Photography by Margot Krebs Neale

Original Photography by Margot Krebs Neale

© Margot Krebs Neale ((http://www.facebook.com/MargotKrebsNeale)

If you would like more information about CamIris, purchase our books or feel you would like to join the group, please contact Soo Martin at soo@bengwy.free-online.co.uk .  

You can also follow us on Twitter @CamIrisPhoto 

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To see more photographs from CamIris’ members see below:

www.helenahadjioannouarts.net/

www.maryhumphrey.co.uk

http://www.stefaniereichelt-photographyandprints.com/projects.php

www.elspethowen.net

www.kaygoodridgephotographics.com

 

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