Explore the representation of women as subjects in photography.
Women in Focus is a year-long exhibition that explores the role of women in photography through works drawn from the permanent photographic collections at Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales.
Part Two considers women as subjects in photography, from intimate and playful 19th-century staged family portraits by John Dillwyn Llewelyn and Robert Thompson Crawshay, to more contemporary depictions that capture the innate beauty of womanhood.
The exhibition also seeks to examine how photography has been used to mis-represent women through direct or indirect objectification, an issue that has particular currency in today’s climate.
Women in Focus has been programmed to coincide with the centenary of the Representation of the People’s Act 1918, which enabled some women over the age of 30 the right to vote for the first time. This Act marked a key moment in the fight for universal suffrage.