Interview

Open dialogues and conversations with feminist practitioners working in visual culture.

In November 2017, the Scottish BAFTA winner, Hope Dickson Leach and MAI contributing editor, Neil Fox talked about women, film industry, privilege, boring and interesting cinema and much more.

Discussing their seemingly distant projects, photographers Patricia Prieto Blanco and Yasmine Akim share ideas on female creative practice and self-identification.

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Mairead Case interviews Stephanie Acosta and Daviel Shy who made The Ladies Case Almanack (2017), an experimental feminist film inspired by Djuna Barnes’ 1928 book.

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At MAI we work for free to spread the word about research in feminism & visual culture. All our authors publish their work for no fee. We don’t charge our readers. Nothing motivates us but our commitment to raising consciousness about gender politics in arts & media.

Our web designers & developers share our dedication to the feminist cause. However, publishing online sometimes requires specialist skills that can’t be outsourced for free. That’s why any donation from our readers is of tremendous help. Your penny makes a huge difference. It helps us keep MAI open access & free from any publisher’s influence.

WHO SUPPORTS US

The team of MAI supporters and contributors is always expanding. We’re honoured to have a specialist collective of editors, whose enthusiasm & talent gave birth to MAI.

However, to turn our MAI dream into reality, we also relied on assistance from high-quality experts in web design, development and photography. Here we’d like to acknowledge their hard work and commitment to the feminist cause. Our feminist ‘thank you’ goes to:


Dots+Circles – a digital agency determined to make a difference, who’ve designed and built our MAI website. Their continuous support became a digital catalyst to our idealistic project.
Guy Martin – an award-winning and widely published British photographer who’s kindly agreed to share his images with our readers

Chandler Jernigan – a talented young American photographer whose portraits hugely enriched the visuals of MAI website
Matt Gillespie – a gifted professional British photographer who with no hesitation gave us permission to use some of his work
Julia Carbonell – an emerging Spanish photographer whose sharp outlook at contemporary women grasped our feminist attention
Ana Pedreira – a self-taught Portuguese photographer whose imagery from women protests beams with feminist aura
And other photographers whose images have been reproduced here: Cezanne Ali, Les Anderson, Mike Wilson, Annie Spratt, Cristian Newman, Peter Hershey