How Photography Teaches Us to Live Now

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October 23-26, 2024
at Pérez Art Museum Miami
and across South Florida

Susan Meiselas teaching elementary school student, South Bronx, New York, 1972. Photograph by Community Resources Institute. Courtesy Susan Meiselas Studio.

The 2024 WOPHA Congress is co-presented by Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) and Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).

Co-presented by
Official Hotel Partner
Led support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Bechily - Hodes Family Foundation and The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation

About the Organizer

Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Latinx art historian and curator Aldeide Delgado to research, promote, support, and educate on the role of those who identify as women and non-binary in photography. Having begun as a dynamic database showcasing the unique stories of women-identified Cuban photographers, WOPHA has expanded its geographic scope to include photographers around the globe. The organization is currently documenting the diverse artistic production of Latin American and Latinx communities, including photographers from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and artists of Latin American descent living and working in the United States.

About the Congress

The WOPHA Congress is a groundbreaking photography conference, exhibition series, and creative convening held at the Pérez Art Museum Miami and virtually, with parallel activations taking place across South Florida. It aims to establish a critical space for photography by bringing together worldwide organizations of women photographers, art historians, theorists, and curators with a goal to enrich and more accurately represent the dynamic history of women photographers from the nineteenth century to the present day. This event showcases both seminal and emerging research and discourse in the field, encompassing national and international discussions on women and feminisms in the history of photography. Additionally, it serves as a platform to celebrate women and foster an unparalleled network for the international community of women in the photographic arts.

“PAMM is the perfect place to hold the WOPHA Congress, and we are proud to inaugurate this important conference with our dear friend and esteemed scholar Aldeide Delgado. Born from Delgado’s archive, the conference will bring together important voices in a discussion with art at its center.”

– Franklin Sirmans

PAMM Director

“Photography is an amazing medium for storytelling, self expression and commentary on the world around us. We are excited to help bring the Women Photographers International Congress to Miami later this year.”

– Victoria Rogers

Vice-President of Arts at Knight Foundation

“We are confident that this will be a watershed event, further inspiring women to share their unique talents through the power of photography.”

– Florencia Rotemberg

General Manager of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami

“The 2024 WOPHA Congress initiates discussions about women, photography, and pedagogy as a foundational step towards the establishment of a dedicated educational institution for the study of photographic practices, criticism, and historiography.”

– Aldeide Delgado

WOPHA Founder & Director

“WOPHA Congress is the perfect occasion to discuss how we can collapse the interlocking hierarchies of sexism, racism and regionalism through women's camera lenses.”

– Amy Rosenblum-Martín

Guest Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1

“This symposium, with the participation of leading scholars, curators, specialists, and artists will be a seminal event, putting forward new views and research on a generally neglected topic in canonical history of photography.”

– Idurre Alonso

Associate Curator at Getty Research Institute

“WOPHA Congress reúne de forma inédita a las figuras más relevantes del medio fotográfico y los feminismos a nivel mundial. Es un evento donde teóricas, artistas, fotógrafas, colectivos y activistas mujeres, se reunirán en dos días de intercambio, aprendizaje y reconocimiento.”

– Mane Adaro

Director and Editor of Atlas Magazine

“The premise of "Women, Photography, and Feminisms" is important and groundbreaking. The conference will foster and present research in relation to a range of important issues—from race, nation, and class to the complexity of feminism itself and its nuances and points of view.”

– Maurice Berger, Ph.D.

New York Times Art Critic at the Lens section

“Long neglected, the women that are the subject of Aldeide Delgado's initiative will be introduced to a new audience that ranges from professionals in the field to the general public, and their work will be celebrated in an international forum.”

– Carol Damian, Ph.D.

Art Historian

“Reaching across cultural barriers, the congress raises urgent contemporary questions about what it means to practice photography and to practice writing about photography from a feminist point of view as we enter the second decade of the 21st century.”

– Claire Raymond, Ph.D.

Lecturer and Art Historian