Simeon & Simeon, The Orchard Youth Club, Slough, March 1981 © Anita Corbin

Carrie & Gill outside the ‘Ladies’, Crystal Palace, London, November 1980. Found via Facebook. © Anita Corbin

Carrie & Gill outside the ‘Ladies’, Crystal Palace, London, April 2017. Found via Facebook. © Anita Corbin

Red Ladies, The Blitz, Covent Garden, London, January 1981 © Anita Corbin

Shelley & Di, The White Swan, Crystal Palace, London, November 1980. Found via The BBC. © Anita Corbin

Shelley & Di, Les Passeroses Yoga Retreat, Angouleme, France, 2017. Found via The BBC. © Anita Corbin

Anita Corbin, Visible Girls
Artist Talk and Book Signing

Portrait and editorial photographer Anita Corbin has made work celebrating women and exploring subculture across the last four decades. In this MPF artist talk, she will discuss two of her photographic projects – Visible Girls and 100 First Women Portraits.

“In 1980 as a 22 year old photographer I felt an irresistible drive to ensure that a generation of women were represented within a photographic genre almost entirely dominated by men. All around me the grass roots energy of subcultural tribes were being expressed through shaved head and scooter, mohican and musical taste, dance move and sexual orientation… I wanted our ‘Herstory’ to be as colourful and visible as these Visible Girls. Thirty six years later social media has helped me to find these original Visible Girls & revisit them in my contemporary new series ‘Visible Girls: Revisited’” – Anita Corbin

Launched in 2018 to celebrate 100 years of women’s right to vote, this work presents portraits of 100 inspiring, iconic and insightful UK women who are first in their field, ordinary women doing the extraordinary.

This event will be taking place both in the MPF gallery and live via Zoom.

Tickets are currently restricted to allow a maximum of 30 people in the MPF gallery.

If restrictions are lifted on 19 JUL as planned and we can safely welcome more visitors, we will allocate additional tickets.

To ensure we can safely maintain social distancing throughout the event, we have reduced the maximum capacity of the MPF gallery to 40 people.

If you are booking tickets to attend the event in house and will be attending with more than one person in your household, please select your tickets to be processed together using the dropdown menu so we can seat you as a group. Please note, only select this option if you are in the same household or support bubble.

Seats will be placed one metre apart, except where seating is purchased as a group.

If you are attending the event digitally via Zoom you can submit your questions via the Zoom chat function on the night.

Gallery ticket / £6

Zoom ticket / £3, £5 or £10

Please pay what you can afford. Thank you for supporting the Foundation.

Signed books can be purchased in advance via the MPF website.

If you would like Anita Corbin to sign a book with a particular dedication or message, please add full details to the notes section of your order. Anita Corbin will then sign the books prior to the event for collection or to be dispatched.

We have put in place the following measures to ensure the safety of visitors and staff at the Foundation.

– providing hand sanitiser that must be used upon arrival
– distributing hand sanitiser throughout the gallery
– ensuring that windows and doors are open to create a well ventilated environment
– installing social distancing markers in the gallery
– removing cash payments from the shop. Please bring a contactless card to purchase books, postcards and MPF ephemera

If you are attending the event at the MPF gallery, face masks are compulsory throughout the duration of the event.

Only visit when you, and everyone in your party, feels well and are symptom free.

30.09.2021, 7pm GMT

This event will take place in the MPF gallery and via video-conference using Zoom

Approx. 1hr

If watching via zoom, you can access the talk using a computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone

You will be sent a link in advance via email to join the artist talk

Please check your spam folder if you do not receive the link

If you have not received your link by 5.15pm on the day of the talk, please get in touch with

Gallery Ticket

Zoom Ticket
£3 / £5 / £10
(Please pay what you can afford)

Bookings close TBC