During a chance encounter at the beginning of 2018, Derbyshire based photographer Geraldine Curtis was surprised to learn that less than 13% of the UK’s engineers are female. Surprise turned into action; Geraldine got in touch with the Women’s Engineering Society and put a call out for female engineers to take part in a photography project.
She spent the next two years not only photographing the women whose images are showcased here, but also learning more about them, their backgrounds, careers, and about the engineering field and its diversity. The resulting photographs aim to raise the profile and showcase women engineers.
The work was exhibited at Derby University early in 2020 and has now been turned into a booklet to celebrate INWED 2021, complete with a foreword from Sarah Munby, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Download booklet here