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Raising Horizons Photography Exhibition

01 May - 28 June 2019
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Trowelblazers, Geological Society Events
The Geological Society, Burlington House
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Running from 1 May – 28 June

Raising Horizons is a photographic exhibition organised by TrowelBlazers, in collaboration with photographer Leonora Saunders and supported by Prospect Union.

The exhibition consists of 14 contemporary female scientists photographed as their historical counterpart. The portraits show the real diversity of women working today, at the same time as drawing striking visual connections to their forebears. 

The photographs are displayed in the Lower Library of the Geological Society throughout May and June, as part of our marking the 100th anniversary of female Fellowship.

Leonora Saunders

Leonora’s work is focused on exploring issues surrounding diversity and wider cultural ideas on gender and ability. Specializing in portraiture, Leonora’s work has featured in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and The Evening Standard as well as The Royal Photographic Society Magazine and other photographic journals.


TrowelBlazers are four early career researchers whose mission is resetting imaginations by sharing the stories of pioneering women in the geo-sciences, past and present. Their website hosts over 120 biographies, and they co-designed Fossil Hunter Lottie, a palaeontological action figure.


Burlington House - Lower Library, 1 May – 28 June


The exhibition is free to view during Society opening hours (9.30-17.30). 

There may occasionally be times when the Lower Library is unavailable – please contact us in advance of your visit to check availability. 

Email: Telephone: 0207 432 0954

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