In 1842, Anna Atkins, the first recorded female photographer began her investigation of British Algae through the cyanotype process; a photographic blueprint, developed through a mixture of chemistry, negatives and exposure of the print to UV light. Pushing Boundaries is an ongoing project which explores the misrepresentation of women through issues of gender, power, and politics. By provoking traditional ideologies of female visible identity throughout society and art history; 'Pushing Boundaries' has worked to express and celebrate the empowerment of women's intellect. In 1842, such women were not congratulated or often recognized for their achievements. Today, 'Pushing Boundaries' ties past with present, to honor the great minds of women.
Sunniva Batalden • Anita Bitencourt • John Brady • Becks Butler • Kevin Hegarty • Eddie Kavanagh • Emma Kennedy • Orla Keogh • Amie O'Brien • Julie Smyth • Eirin Torgersen •