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This is Gender Photo Exhibition

Global Health 50/50 presents This is Gender, a poetic, playful and thought-provoking exhibition that questions ‘what does gender look like?’  

Selected from over 400 submissions from 53 different countries across all 7 regions of the world, This is Gender brings together the shortlisted works of 21 photographers from our #thisisgender photo competition, each hand-selected by our panel of international experts. 

Gender permeates all aspects of our lives, it stratifies society, defines opportunities and shapes our identity. And yet there is a global tendency to reduce the dynamic, varied and complex nature of gender to a singular image of woman-as-other. In contemporary consciousness, gender’s face is invariably female. This exhibition is our challenge to this rigid and reductive way of seeing gender. 

By turns playful, poetic, and challenging, each image shows us a different face of gender. Mobilised into dialogue with one another the works challenge, confront and complexify the lens through which we envision our gendered world. They hold up a mirror to the diverse ways gender norms –  rigid and fluid, traditional and progressive – are lived and challenged by men, women, transgender and non-binary people.  

Together they tell a different story of gender. 

Come and encounter the many faces of gender. 

When? 9-22 March 2020

Where? North Cloisters, UCL. Entry is free and accessible to the general public. Access to the North Cloisters is via the UCL Quad, Gower Street, WC1E 6BS. 

Special Viewing 

We are holding a special viewing of the exhibition to coincide with the launch of Power, Privilege and Priorities, the 2020 Global Health 50/50 Report on March 13th from 8-9:30pm. With an open bar and live jazz music, it promises to be a great evening of critical reflection and conversation. Registration essential- sign up here.  

All report launch tickets include access to the exhibition evening viewing. 

You can also explore the images via the Guardian and our online catalogue.