Female Division of the Cuban Photography Club (1935-1962) at Tate Modern
WOPHA / 10.22.2019
Lecture: Women Photographers in the Republic: Female Division of the Cuban Photography Club (1935-1962) by Aldeide Delgado
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 3:35 pm
Location: Tate Modern
The conference Fast Forward: How Do Women Work? at Tate Modern from November 30 to December 2, 2019 is organized in partnership with University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and London College of Communication (LCC) at University of the Arts London (UAL) with support from The Leverhulme Trust International Network Grant.
This three-day international conference examines the role of women photographers through a selection of call for papers and invited speakers, bringing together key voices from across the globe. It aims to explore and identify critical themes and issues around how women work with photography while recognizing their contributions to the medium’s history.
Women Photographers in the Republic: Female Division of the Cuban Photography Club (1935-1962) offers an unprecedented approach to the woman’s role as a modernizing force of Cuban society with a focus on the scenario marked by the existence of the Photographic Club of Cuba between 1935 and 1962. This lecture states the creation of communities of women photographers based on solidarity and networking as a fundamental strategy used historically to highlight the contributions of women in photographic history.
The information results from the research process developed by the project Catalog of Cuban Women Photographers. Conceived in 2013 by curator Aldeide Delgado, Catalog of Cuban Women Photographers aims to document and recognize the insufficiently known information about women photographers in Cuba. It is a platform aimed at investigating the women who contributed to the development of Cuban photography, the historical conditions of their artistic participation, and the topics of their works; beginning in 1853 with the recovery of the first Cuban female photographer to the present.