209 Women

This landmark exhibition features portraits of 209 female MPs, photographed by 209 female photographers. It coincides with the centenary of the first election where women could cast a vote, and one hundred years after women gained the right to sit in Parliament as MPs. Pauline Latham OBE MP, was photographed by Maryam Wahid.

Pauline Latham OBE MP, by Maryam Wahid *This is not the exhibiting image.

Pauline Latham OBE MP, by Maryam Wahid
*This is not the exhibiting image.

The exhibition is curated by Hilary Wood (Founder/Director of ‘209 Women’ and photographer), Tracy Marshall (Director of Development and Partnerships at Open Eye Gallery), Cheryl Newman (Artist, curator and former Director of Photography of the Telegraph magazine), and Lisa Tse (Brand Consultant, TV Producer and founder of women’s club The Sorority).

‘209 Women’ is delivered in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool City Council, the Royal Photographic Society and The Sorority.



1 Parliament St,

Free exhibition tickets for the Friday viewings in Portcullis House can be booked on the following dates:

14 December 2018

11 January 2019

25 January 2019

8 February 2019

First timed entry is 10am and last entry at 4pm. 

Capacity is limited so advance booking is recommended. Book online, by calling +44 (0)20 7219 4114 or in person from the Ticket Office at the front of Portcullis House.