About Us

The OGC is the brain child of Kate O’Neill and Alice Widger, born after noticing there was a lack of support or connections solely aimed for women and non-binary individuals within photography and visual arts.

The OGC (a tongue n’ cheek poke at the industries’ ‘mythical’ Old Boys Club) hopes to help women and non-binary individuals within the photography industry connect, exhibit, promote and support each other. We like to think we’re inclusive rather than exclusive (all genders always welcome!) and instead of finger pointing we aim to extend the platform to showcase emerging and existing talent.

The OGC is also home to the #CloseUp talks that will be held 2-3 times a year providing upcoming or returning female photographers the opportunity to meet and hear from well known, established professionals working across the photography and visual arts industry.

We also started the ‘This Is What A Photographer Looks Like‘ campaign, to highlight that we hire photographers based on their skill, not their gender.

Take a look at our events page for details of our past and upcoming talks, and our journal for contributing photo essays from UK and international photographers as well as all latest news about the collective.

If you would like to submit a piece for our online journal then please supply 600-1000 approx words (this can be about your work, practise, process, exhibition, ongoing project or any industry related topic you would like to discuss) accompanied by 5-6 images to hello@theoldgirlsclub.uk.

Please note that the OGC team are all volunteers so our time is limited but we will do our very best to get back to you as soon as we can.

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