“First Women” is a 10-year-long project that photographer Anita Corbin started back in 2008. By the time the work is finished in 2018, the 100-year mark for women’s suffrage in the UK, Corbin will have created 100 portraits of 100 women in the UK who are the first to achieve something in their field.
Corbin’s goal is that the images and stories will “provide inspiration and insight for a new generation of women seeking an understanding of their own roles in a rapidly changing world in which equality is still an issue.”
First Women, The Collection, is about women’s achievements, and one woman’s exploration through the camera lens that endeavours to answer the question: How will women be remembered over the past 100 years? What have they achieved in the fields of Sport, Science, Politics, the Arts and Education? And who were these remarkable “first” women, what did they look like?
Corbin says she’s planning to launch a traveling exhibition in the UK for the project once it’s complete in 2018.
You can find out more about the First Women project over on its website.
Image credits: Photographs by Anita Corbin/First Women and used with permission