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Women, Photography and Resistance in Transnational Perspective

This study focuses on the work of women photographers who participated in resistance movements and whose images were made to expose and resist repressive regimes. Although the significance of these activist movements is widely recognised, the role of women photographers remains marginalised and under-researched. At the centre of this project is an exploration of the lives and work of the women who formed part of the Dutch resistance movement, De Ondergedoken Camera (The Underground Camera), and of the women who were members of the anti-apartheid photography collective, Afrapix. 

This project is hosted by the Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and funded by the European Commission (Grant Number 838864) as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Horizon 2020 programme.

The photograph shows Anna Mazibuko holding up the t-shirt of her son, Flint Mazibuko, who was murdered by police in Tembisa, South Africa, 1985. Photograph by and courtesy of Gille de Vlieg.