Documentary & Fine Art Photographer
Maryam Wahid is a photographer based in Birmingham. She was selected for the acclaimed Portrait of Britain award 2018. She explores her identity and displays concepts of her religious and cultural heritage as a British Asian Muslim woman. Maryam created portraits of women from all ethnic backgrounds as a response to The Face of Suffrage photo mosaic. Her portraits convey power and solidarity in the diverse range of iconic women we have in Britain.
Fine Art Photographer
Agi Ch is a Birmingham based artist who explores traditional and experimental photographic techniques. She has exhibited throughout the West Midlands, most notably in 2015 in ‘Urban Life’ at the RBSA Gallery. During the same year she published her first book, ‘ Imitation of Free Will’. In 2017 she was nominated for a Fine Art Photography Award and she is represented by Alter Art, online gallery. Agi is Chair of the non-profit organisation, Frame Creatives, that supports photographers in the West Midlands by providing workshops, talks and exhibition opportunities. She is also Exhibition Secretary for the Disabled Photographers Society and produced an annual how for their members.
Luca C Bailey
Luca C Bailey is a photographer based in Birmingham. His series of portraits of women of all ages represents the ‘visibility’ of women today and the debt owed to the Suffragettes who fought for parity and visibility in a period of history when inequality was the norm. The portraits were taken in Aldridge, West Midlands a location of particular significance as it is the home town of Ellen Isabel Jones who was a close associate of Emmeline Pankhurst. Ellen was imprisoned in Holloway Jail in 1914 for her protests for women’s suffrage. She endured days of hunger and thirst strike in protest at the injustice of women not being allowed to vote. These portraits of women today are a homage to the courage of Ellen Isabel Jones and her fellow Suffragettes.