“If you can see it, you can be it.” the National Portrait Gallery in London, has partnered with Chanel Culture Fund in a three-year project called, Reframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture. Dr Flavia Frigeri, lead curator states, ‘We’re celebrating women past and present, with the hopes that one day little girls who visit the gallery will see their portraits and be empowered.’
Portraits by professional women photographers in the 20s and 30s will be the initial focus of the project as their work also demonstrates the use of photography as a tool for female emancipation. These portraits include women who have influenced British history including WW2 spy and Muslim princess, Noor Inayat Khan and the first black woman officer of the Auxiliary Territorial Service, Georgina Masson.
Also, through this joint effort, is Chanel Culture Fund helping repair the image of its founder, Coco Chanel and her secret life as agent F-7124 for German military intelligence, the Abwehr in 1941?