CURRENT EXHIBITION: Through Our Eyes February 1st – March 11th, 2023

Through Our Eyes

Our Big Picture (OBP) presents Through Our Eyes, a photographic exhibition showcasing work by six emerging female photographers based across NE Lincolnshire and the Humber region. Curated for OBP by emerging producer and photographer, Abbie Jennings the exhibition features work that explores themes around identity, gender, and perspectives of the world. Through Our Eyes aims to challenge perceptions, encourage conversation and celebrate diversity using photography.

About Abbie Jennings

Abbie is an award-winning freelance Photographer and Creative Producer based in the North of England. Specialising in music and event photography, her personal and commissioned work also explores aspects of people, places, and personal nostalgia. Working within various areas of arts and culture, Abbie is available for creative commissions and offers photography services for live events, music and arts festivals, behind-the-scenes work, museum content, and exhibition launches.

Abbie Jennings discusses her reasons for getting involved in the Through Our Eyes project 

“Research by The British Journal of Photography found that “globally, 70-80% of photography students are women — yet they account for only 13-15% of professional photographers”. We hope that by showcasing 6 emerging women photographers, who all coincidentally studied Photography at degree level, we can play a small role in shifting this statistic.

Various organisations, awards, and charities are working hard to champion women in photography, including Women Photograph, Female in Focus, and Hundred Heroines. These are just a few examples of groups that are continually working to diversify photography by raising public awareness, opening up conversations, and celebrating success among women and non-binary photographers. There has been much more emphasis on the importance of hiring, commissioning, and showcasing a diverse range of photographers in recent years. Although representation has improved, there is still a long way to go. Research by Women Photograph suggests it will take decades to achieve full gender equality in the industry.

Through collaboration and community, producing projects with powerful narratives, and more recognize opportunities, women photographers are beginning to gain a better platform to shape the way for future generations”.