Iconic Women in the Press

Past display archive
6 February - 26 May 2003

Room 37a


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A collection of striking portraits by Reuters photographers. Images include Diana Princess of Wales in Angola campaigning against landmines, and an anonymous Afghan girl lifting her veil following the end of Taliban rule in Kabul.

Monique Villa, SVP, Head of Pictures at Reuters, said,

"The difference between Cameron's carefully composed 19th-century portraits and today's unposed news pictures of women in action is striking. Rather than projecting a carefully crafted image, these modern pictures provide a real insight into what drives these amazing women to challenge the status quo and fight for change."

The four-month display will run at the National Portrait Gallery alongside Julia Margaret Cameron, sponsored by Reuters.

Reuters is the world's largest multi-media news agency, supplying text, video and photographs to media organisations and individuals around the globe. It has almost 2,500 editorial staff, including over 300 photographers, located in 198 bureaux worldwide.

A selection of images from Iconic Women in the Press will be available for purchase from the National Portrait Gallery shop.