Women Behind The Lens, run by the Picfair image library, will showcase the industry’s most exciting and groundbreaking new talent.

Women Behind The Lens, run by the Picfair image library, will showcase the industry’s most exciting and groundbreaking new talent.

A new exhibition showcasing the best breakthrough talent in photography is currently on show at The Guardian News and Media Gallery in London. Women Behind the Lens, which runs until January 11th, focuses specifically on women in the industry.

The show was thought up by the organisers behind Picfair – a new, open-to-all image library. Chosen photographers were selected by a panel of esteemed industry experts, and shortlisted across four categories (Portrait, Architecture, Nature and Street Level). On the exhibition’s final day, the winners of each category, as well as one “overall winner”, will be announced.

According to organisers, over 349 entrants in 40 different countries took part. “Women Behind the Lens aims to redress the gender imbalance within commercial photography by celebrating a new generation of female photography talent,” said a spokesperson for the organisation. “From people, places and buildings to the natural world, the exhibition will showcase female perspectives from across the globe.”

Shokhan by Lynn Fraser, UK

Shokhan by Lynn Fraser, UK

Rebeccah by Maureen Ruddy Burkhart, USA

Rebeccah by Maureen Ruddy Burkhart, USA

Rabbit, Rabbit by Lucie Goodayle, UK

Rabbit, Rabbit by Lucie Goodayle, UK

Oasis by Agnese Sanvito, UK

Oasis by Agnese Sanvito, UK

The Farmer's Dog by Anna Rebecka Lindberg, Sweden

The Farmer’s Dog by Anna Rebecka Lindberg, Sweden

Street games by Agnieszka Maruszczyk, Poland

Street games by Agnieszka Maruszczyk, Poland

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