Paige Megan Hawley, is a London based photographer and curator. Currently studying at the University of Brighton- MA in Photography 


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September 2017- Nasty Women Exhibition: London, The Black and White Building, Shoreditch, London

February 2017- The Art of Deception: Pictorial Acts of Post-Truth at Carmel on the Green, Bethnal Green as part of Whitechapel Gallery's First Thursdays in March.

August 2016- Evolution at Nucleus Arts Centre, Chatham Gallery

June 2016- BA (Hons) Photography graduate show at the University of Greenwich

June 2016- End of Year Show, Four Corners Gallery, Bethnal Green

January 2016- The Night at the University of Greenwich

June 2015- Free Range at the Trumans Brewery, Brick Lane

February 2015- Men at the University of Greenwich

June 2014- Free Range at the Trumans Brewery, Brick Lane

“ Photography is a way of feeling and expressing. Capture the emotion, develop from the negatives, stop the process, move forward by fixing the situation with a piece of art”

- Paige Megan Hawley



September 2017- Founder & Curator of Nasty Women Exhibition: London, The Black and White Building, Shoreditch, London


Nasty Women Exhibition: London is part of a Global Art Movement founded in New York in January 2017 in reaction to the growing misogyny and rampant intolerance towards marginal social groups that has become ubiquitous in the media as well as in government. The name ‘Nasty Women’ comes from a comment Donald Trump made about Hillary Clinton, interrupting her during a televised debate to mutter the insult into his microphone. The term was instantly reclaimed by thousands of women across social media, and has since become a rallying call for those who stand for gender equality and equity.

Here in the UK, we too have seen countless examples of sexism and bigotry. From the ‘Legs-it’ tabloid headline following Brexit talks between Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon to bosses forcing female staff to wear high heels to work or the Conservative government partnering up with the anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ DUP party, hatred and intolerance have been on the rise and civil rights that generations of men and women have campaigned for are being threatened. This is a pivotal time in politics, culture and our country’s history. This is a time to stand up and be counted, to speak out against intolerance in all its forms and to amplify the voices of those that go unheard. This is the time to proclaim that you too are a ‘Nasty Woman’ and create powerful, positive identities. 

Although this movement is non continuing in the USA, I plan to bring more to the U.K. This is so women have the opportunity to have their voices heard through all different art medias, and from all over the world.

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