She and He in UK WOMEN exhibition

Six photographs from Yan Wang Preston's 'She and He' series, originally commissioned by the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, are now part of a new exhibition UK WOMEN: British Photography between Social Criticism and Identity at Ludwiggalerie Schloss Oberhausen in Germany. 

Curated by Ralph Goertz from IKS Photo, the exhibition UK WOMEN presents for the first time photographic positions of 28 women photographers from the UK and shows how the medium of photography has developed since the 1970s. With strong themes such as social critique, migration, gender identity, community, role stereotypes and diversity, British women photographers have been campaigning for equality since the 1970s, but also for their own artistic language. They are questioning British traditions and outdated role clichés. With humour and self-irony, they simultaneously draw a vivid and sensitive picture of a society in upheaval. In doing so, they repeatedly place themselves at the centre of their own artistic practice and self-confidently formulate their claim to equality.

The exhibition runs between 26 May and 15 Sep 2024.