On April 7, Cobra Museum of Modern Art organises in collaboration with FOTODOK a symposium on the role of the female photographer in documentary photography. This symposium will be held in context of the exhibition ‘Kati Horna, Compassion and Engagement’ and the presentations of the work of Eva Besnyö and Ata Kandó.
Is there an equal opportunity for female photographers, without them being stuck in the shadow of their male colleagues? Does a female perspective in photography exist? What can we learn from the ‘rediscovery’ of Kati Horna’s work, in relation to the way we view the history of documentary photography? Has the position of female photographers in the world of documentary photography changed ever since?
Photo: Amak Mahmoodian