Reframing Women in Criminal Justice
An important new project highlighting how women prisoners are seen and understood with the ultimate aim of reimagining the justice system will launch at Photo London this autumn, alongside an online benefit auction hosted by leading global online art marketplace Artsy. The exhibition highlights that every woman is Someone's Daughter and, by photographing women who have been stigmatised by the law, the courts and the media in the administration of justice, it will portray their stories in a fresh light. These women will be seen through the same lens as well-known women who are leaders in their field.
Someone’s Daughter, presented by The View Magazine, will see internationally respected photographers take portraits of women who have been affected by the criminal justice system, whether as prisoners, activists or professionals.
Curator Jennie Ricketts, comments on the importance of this project: “By placing the images of former prisoners alongside professional women working within the criminal justice space, this exhibition seeks to change how formerly incarcerated women are seen and ultimately the way justice is served.”The incredible women being spotlighted include gamechangers within the fields of politics, law, justice activism and broadcasting such as: Rt Rev Rachel Treweek (Bishop of Gloucester and Anglican Chaplain for Prisons), Helena Kennedy QC (Barrister, broadcaster, and Labour member of the House of Lords), Baroness Brenda Hale (former Supreme Court Justice), Bianca Jagger (Human Rights activist), MM McCabe (Philosopher Emerita KCL and Founder, Philosophy in Prisons), Anna Higgs Smith (Burlesque dancer and body-positive campaigner), Jen Reid (Black Lives Matter activist), Ivana Bacik (Irish Labour Party Politician), Lady Edwina Grosvenor (prison philanthropist) and Bidisha (journalist, academic, curator and author).
The artists and art on this page are a limited selection from Someone's Daughter, to see a full list of exhibitors see: https://theviewmagazine.org/