FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHERS VIENNA, initiated by Eva Mühlbacher in October 2017, currently consists of a team of six curators and art educators. The initiative is aiming at making the work of women in photography in Vienna more visible, as well as supporting networking and cooperation between female photographers.
The initiative's main platform is Instagram. As a medium that can reach far wider audiences than only the Viennese photo community, it is the ideal place for FPV to present and promote the work of Viennese photographers from all genres the medium has to offer.
Each week one photographer and her take on photography is being spotlighted. Historical personalities in photography are featured alongside contemporary positions, to underline and honor the pioneering role these women have played.
The group is organizing bi-monthly get-togethers for female photographers to network and to provide a place for seeding cooperation between women in photography.
One of the main goals of our project is to give female photographers a chance to present their work. By using the hashtag #femalephotographersvienna, they can share their images more widely and submit their work for a feature.
EXHIBITIONS & WORKSHOPS
One of the other objectives of the initiative is to acquire funding to conceptualise and realise exhibitions and be able to provide workshops for female photographers.
EVA MÜHLBACHER, originally from Obertrum, Salzburg, has been working as a photographer in Vienna since graduating from Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in 2005. As an art educator she has been giving tours, leading workshops and photo walks at WestLicht and 21er Haus in Vienna. Her passion project is analogue photography. She is a specialist for large format Polaroids, a very rare form of Polaroid photography.
A series she is currently working on features many large format portraits of well known musicians. (More)
*1983, studied architecture at TU Vienna and photography at Schule für künstlerische Fotografie, Vienna. Currently employed as front desk manager and conservation assistant at WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie, while independently working on various projects in the arts.
*1985, holds a degree in photography from Graphische Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalt and degrees in Anglistics and Cultural Studies from University of Vienna and University of Sydney. Currently she works as independent photographer and producer.
*1986, degree in art history and communication from University of Vienna and University of Sydney, assistant curator and head producer at KUNST HAUS WIEN, 2017 Curatorial Research Fellow at Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago and independent curatorial projects, focusing on contemporary photography.
*1985, degree in Media and Cultural Studies at London University of the Arts. Worked in translation and administrative positions in the arts in London and Vienna. Independent projects in the areas of text, photography and design.
*1989, degree in German philology and art history from University of Vienna and from Freie Universität Berlin, photo historian and archivist. Currently part of the OstLicht collection of photography team.