The Hyman Foundation Hosts and Sponsors Fast Forward. Women in Photography Research Workshop

A FAST FORWARD RESEARCH WORKSHOP
at The Hyman Foundation, March 24th, 2022

 

FAST FORWARD MANIFESTO

 

SUPPORT

The Event is funded and supported by:

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

The Hyman Foundation

University for the Creative Arts

 

PARTICIPANTS

Dr Del Barrett is the chair and founder of Hundred Heroines, the only UK charity dedicated to promoting women in photography. Her background is in higher education where her research interests concentrated on critical linguistics - particularly language and power. After retiring from teaching, Del focused her energies on promoting women in photography, originally via a campaign to highlight one hundred inspirational women photographers from around the globe. The initiative gained momentum and reshaped as an organisation in 2019 before achieving charitable status in 2020. Del is an avid photobook collector. Pre-COVID, she enjoyed spending time in Vienna, her spiritual home. www.hundredheroines.org

 

Natasha Caruana is an award winning and internationally recognised artist and educator. Her practice spans photography, moving image, and installation exploring autobiographically, narratives of love, betrayal and fantasy, underpinned by a performative and playful approach. Her work is created drawing from archives, the Internet and personal accounts. The series Married Man breaks with traditional portrayals of infidelity, whilst later works grapple with the institution of marriage - its promise and defeat. Natasha recently had her first early career survey show A Lover’s Discourse at the new Centre de la photographie de Mougins, France. The exhibition brought together fragments across eight series of works from the past 16 years. She has also had solo shows at the International Center of Photography, New York; Paris Photo; and Rencontres d’Arles, France and has been in group shows at Turner Contemporary, Margate; Institut pour la Photographie, Lille, France; FACT, Liverpool, UK, Nicéphore Niépce Museum, France; Science Gallery, London; and The Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. Natasha is a passionate educator, and for the past 15 years has taught in universities across the world. She is a Senior Lecturer of Photography and holds a part time post at University of the Arts London. Natasha has an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London and is a member of the Higher Education Academy. She was the first and only one to go to university in her family and has never forgotten the freedom education has brought to her life. She founded Work Show Grow in 2018 to educate and inspire creatives outside of the traditional educational system. Since 2016 Caruana has run the NC mentorship scheme, an annual mentorship aimed at women under-represented within the arts. www.natashacaruana.com www.workshowgrow.com

 

Aldeide Delgado, a Cuban-born, Miami-based independent Latinx art historian and curator, is the founder & director of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA). Delgado studies, publishes on, and curates from feminist and decolonial perspectives on crucial topics of the history of photography and abstraction within Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx contexts. Notably, she has lectured on the significance and subversive nature of international women photography collectives and marginalized identities in the arts at the Tate Modern, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), DePaul Art Museum, King’s College London, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and The New School. Delgado is a recipient of a 2019 Knight Arts
Challenge Award by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the 2018 School of Art Criticism Fellowship by SAPS – La Tallera, and a 2017 Research and Production of Critic Essay Fellowship by TEOR/éTica. Prior to founding WOPHA, Delgado created the online feminist archive Catalog of Cuban Women Photographers, the first comprehensive survey of Cuban photography history highlighting women’s contributions from the nineteenth century to the present. She is an active member of PAMM’s International Women’s Committee and PAMM’s Latin American and Latinx Art Fund, US Latinx Art Forum, and the steering committee of the Feminist Art Coalition. wopha.org
Christine Eyene is an art historian, critic and curator. She is a Research Fellow in Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire where she collaborates to Making Histories Visible, an interdisciplinary visual arts project based at UCLan’s Centre for Contemporary Art, led by Professor Lubaina Himid. She is a doctoral student at Birkbeck, University of London, with Professor Annie E. Coombes, and is writing a thesis on South African photographer George Hallett. Eyene is the founder of eye.on.art, a website bringing together her art news, events, research and curatorial projects, as well as news from partner institutions and peers working in the field of contemporary art. She is the founder Yaounde Photo Network, an independent Cameroonian platform dedicated to photography and lens-based arts. She is member of the acquisition committee of Frac, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Réunion led by Béatrice Binoche. In this role, she is contributing to broaden the Frac’s collection with new acquisitions, commissions, and exhibitions involving artists from Reunion Island and the Indian Ocean. Christine Eyene is also Artistic Director of the International Biennial of Casablanca.

 

Anna Fox is a British photographer best known for Work Stations: Office Life in London (1988), a study of office culture in Thatcher's Britain and for Zwarte Piet (1993-8), a series of portraits taken over a five-year period that explore Dutch black-face' folk traditions associated with Christmas.. Fox’s solo shows have been seen at Photographer’s Gallery, London, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago amongst others and her work has been included in
international group shows including Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant Garde at Tate Liverpool and How We Are: Photographing Britain at Tate Britain. She was shortlisted for the 2010 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. Fox is Professor of Photography at
University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, where she directs the Fast Forward: Women in Photography research project for which she has been awarded grants from the Leverhulme Trust, The British Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. annafox.co.uk

 

Zoe Harrison is Head of Production at 1854 Media where she manages 1854 Media / BJP’s international photography awards, develops partnerships curates exhibitions and produces shows. Through her work at Studio 1854, she has headed up campaigns with high-profile clients such as Lucasfilm, WaterAid, Leica, and Malala Fund. Prior to her work at 1854 she worked full time as a photographer at the Clerkenwell Brothers branding agency. www.1854.photography

 

Audrey Hoareau is director at the CRP/ Center régional de la photographie Hauts-de-France since September 2021. Independent curator, she worked for twelve years on one of the most important photographic collections in Europe, within the Nicéphore Niépce Museum, Chalonsur-Saône, France. In 2017, she participated in the creation of the first public photography museum in China, Lianzhou Museum of Photography. Artistic director of the Circulation(s) festival at Centquatre Paris for two editions, she also held this position at the Photo Basel fair from 2019 to 2021. www.crp.photo/en

 

Claire Hyman is an Oral Surgeon, qualifying as a Specialist in 2000. From 2004-2020 Claire worked as an Oral Surgeon for the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Most recently this included redeployment to ITU to help care for patients with Covid-19. Since 2021 she has combined working as a Specialist Oral Surgeon for Whittington Health NHS Trust with teaching.
At Peninsula University she is Module Lead for MSc students in Oral Surgery and Undergraduate Clinical Supervisor, and at King's College London she is Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery. She is a Trustee of The Hyman Foundation. hymancollection.org/hyman-foundation

 

James Hyman is an art historian and art dealer. James received his PhD from the Courtauld Institute (University of London) and is a leading authority on twentieth century British art, especially the painters of the ”School of London”. His doctorate was published as The Battle for Realism. Figurative Art in Britain during the Cold War (Yale University Press, 2001). He is a writer, lecturer and curator and the Director of James Hyman Gallery. He is a trustee of the Robin and Inge Hyman Charitable Trust, The Hyman Foundation and the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation. hymancollection.org/hyman-foundation

 

Sarah Jeans. Formerly Head of School for Film, Media and Performing Arts at the University for the Creative Arts, Sarah has worked for many years with Professor Anna Fox on international collaborations about women and photography this has now developed into Fast Forward: Women and Photography. Before moving into education, Sarah, a graduate of the
National Film and Television School, worked for many years professionally producing and directing documentaries for the BBC and CH4, including a series of award-winning documentaries with fellow NFTS graduate Molly Dineen.

 

Maria Kapajeva is an artist who works between the United Kingdom and Estonia. Kapajeva’s work often explores a diverse spectrum of cultural identity and gender issues within historical and contemporary contexts. Focusing on women’s position in contemporary society, she aims to question how identities are formed via subconscious effects of advertising, moves, and popular media through research-based work. Her artist book Dream Is Wonderful, Yet Unclear, published by Milda Books, got Krazsna-Krausz Photo Book Award in 2021. The first book You can call him another man, published by Kaunas Photography Gallery, was shortlisted for Aperture Photobook Award 2018. In 2019 she was awarded with A Woman’s Work grant with Creative Europe Program, in 2018 she won the Runner-Up Award at FOKUS Video Art Festival
(Denmark). In 2016 she got a Gasworks & Triangle Network Fellowship to work in Iran at Kooshk Residency. In 2022 she has got KARA Award to continue her work at the residency in Iran. She exhibits internationally and her works are in the museum collections such as Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and Tartu Art Museum. She is a Member of Estonian Artists’ Association. From 2021 Kapajeva has started a practice-based PhD at Estonian Academy of
Arts. Together with her practice, Kapajeva works as a Project Manager for a research project ‘Fast Forward: Women in Photography. www.mariakapajeva.com


Karen Knorr (USA/UK) was born in Germany and grew up in San Juan Puerto Rico in the 1960’s. She is Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts since 2010. She lives and works in London,U.K since 1976. Karen Knorr won the V International Photography Pilar Citoler Prize in 2011. She has been nominated for the Deutsche Börse in 2011 and 2012 and Prix Pictet in 2012 and 2018. Karen Knorr's work is included in collections worldwide
including SFMOMA, Tate Museum and Pompidou Museum. In 2021 Gost published a new book called Questions After Brecht with an interview by David Campany .Since May 2020 Karen Knorr has been supporting charities with her instagram @karen1knorr which include Artist Support Pledge ,Trussel Trust, Chiswick House, Pitzhangar Manor, Mind,Black Lives Matter,
Give India etc. karenknorr.com

 

Anne Lyden is Chief Curator, Photography at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh where she is responsible for a collection of 55,000 photographs. Prior to joining NGS, Annie was associate curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. She has curated numerous exhibitions, including the work of Hill and Adamson, Paul Strand, and Diane Arbus. She is the author of several books including, Railroad Vision: Photography, Travel and
Perception (2003), The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans (2010), A Royal Passion: Photography and Queen Victoria (2014) and A Perfect Chemistry: The Photographs of Hill & Adamson (2017). www.nationalgalleries.org

 

Tracy Marshall-Grant is an Arts Director & Producer specializing in the production of photography exhibitions, festivals, education, and archive projects. She is currently Director of Development for the Royal Photographic Society and previously directed Bristol Photo Festival and LOOK Photo Biennial in Liverpool. Tracy has also been Director of Development at Open Eye Gallery Liverpool and Executive Director at Belfast Exposed Gallery. Tracy is also cofounder and Director of Northern Narratives, the non-venue-based photography production company specializing in archive exhibitions and long-term archive development projects. Amongst the productions within this she has developed a large international tour and publication of Martin Parr’s Irish work- currently touring Ireland and America until 2023. She has
worked with Marketa Luskacova, Jem Southam, Café Royal Books and RRB Publications on a number of archive books and exhibition productions and is currently developing the Chris Killip retrospective with key photography publishers and galleries. She is also Director of Liverpool Photographer Ken Grant’s Archive. Tracy was also the project manager behind the 2021
Holocaust portrait exhibition with the Imperial War Museum, Royal Photographic Society, the Holocaust Memorial Trust, and the offices of the Duchess of Cambridge. rps.org


Shoair Mavlian is Director of Photoworks and was named Apollo Magazine’s 40 under 40 Europe – Thinkers (2018). As Director of Photoworks she leads the strategic vision and artistic direction of the organisation including exhibitions, learning & engagement, publishing and digital content. From 2011-2018 she was Assistant Curator, Photography and International Art at Tate Modern, London. She is Armenian, raised in Australia and has been based in London
since 2006. photoworks.org.uk


Dr Kate McMillan is an artist and Senior Lecturer in Creative Practice at King’s College, London. Her research engages with histories connected to colonial violence and women’s knowledges. She is the annual author of ‘Representation of Female Artists in Britain’ commissioned by the Freelands Foundation, as well as various other academic publications that consider gender inequality in the visual arts. In 2019 Palgrave Macmillan published her monograph called ‘Contemporary Art & Unforgetting in Colonial Landscapes: Islands of Empire’ which investigates female artists in the global south and the ways their practices defy colonial amnesia. Her own creative practice incorporates sound, film, textiles, photography, and sculpture to create immersive environments which aim to engender empathic responses to difficult histories. www.katemcmillan.net www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030172893
freelandsfoundation.co.uk/research-and-publications/women-artists-report

 

Anne McNeill. In a career spanning nearly four decades Anne McNeill has played a role in promoting the work of women photographers, through her work as curator, editor, and writer. She began her career in the darkrooms at Camerawork 1984, founding director of Photoworks 1995, and Artistic Director Photo 98, the UK Year of Photography. Since 2000 McNeill is the
Director of Impressions Gallery, a charity that helps people understand the world through photography and acts as an agent for change. Curated exhibitions include Trish Morrissey’s seminal work Seven Years (2004) and major survey shows of work by Anna Fox (2008), and Joy Gregory (2011). In last 10 years, 65% of Impressions exhibitions have shown work by women
photographers. Recent writing includes Zanele Muholi (2019) Granta Art+Photography, and Being Inbetween Bluecoat Press (2020). Her most recent project In Which Language Do We Dream? (2021) is a co-authored exhibition that considers the power of authentic representation from the photographic prospective of a Syrian refugee family, and in particular Ruba al-Hindawi,
the mother. www.impressions-gallery.com

 

Christiane Monarchi is the founding editor of the online photography magazine Photomonitor which has published 1,300+ features since 2011. In 2020 she co-founded Hapax Magazine, a print publication commissioning new photographic ideas, currently working on its second issue. Christiane is also a freelance curator, lecturer, artist mentor and serves on the steering committee of Fast Forward, Women in Photography, and as a trustee of The Hyman Foundation. photomonitor.co.uk www.hapaxmagazine.com

 

Camille Morineau is the co-founder and director of AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions), a French non-profit organisation dedicated to the creation, indexation and distribution of information on women artists of the 20th century. With degrees from both the École normale supérieure and the Institut national du patrimoine, she has worked for twenty years in public cultural institutions in France, including ten years as curator of the contemporary collections at the musée national d’Art moderne – Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris). She curated numerous exhibitions there, including Yves Klein(2006), Gerhard Richter (2012), Roy Lichtenstein (2013), and the hanging elles@centrepompidou (2009-2011) dedicated solely to female artists from the collections of the musée national d’Art moderne. She has also
curated several exhibitions as a free-lance curator, including Niki de Saint Phalle at RMN - Grand Palais (Paris, 2014) and Guggenheim Bilbao (2016), Ceramix. From Rodin to Schütte, about the use of ceramics by artists of the 20th and 21st century, at Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht (2015) and La maison rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, with Manufacture de
Sèvres (Paris, 2016). From 2016 to October 2019, she was the director of exhibitions and collections at Monnaie de Paris, where she curated the following exhibitions: Women House, also shown at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington (2017-2018), Floornaments, an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the Centre Pompidou (2017), Subodh
Gupta (2018), Thomas Schütte (2019), Kiki Smith (2019-2020). Her latest show Pionnières opened at the musée du Luxembourg in Paris on the 2nd of March 2022. awarewomenartists.com

 

Renée Mussai is a research-led curator, writer and scholar with a special interest in African and diasporic lens-based black feminist visual arts practices. She is Senior Curator and Head of Curatorial & Collection at Autograph – a London-based non-profit charity, with a remit in photography and film addressing cultural identity, race, representation, and human rights – where she has worked for almost two decades, advocating for a diverse constituency of contemporary artists and co-commissioning a range of artistic programmes, including the critically acclaimed ‘Black Chronicles’ (2014 – 2018, publication forthcoming), the internationally touring ‘Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama—Hail the Dark Lioness’ (2017 – 2021), and Phoebe Boswell’s ‘The Space Between Things’ (2019), amongst many projects. She lectures internationally on photography, visual culture, and curatorial activism and recently edited the award-winning monograph ‘Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born to Endless Night—Dark Matter’ (Autograph, 2020), served as guest co-editor for the Critical Arts special volume entitled ‘Ecologies of Care: Speculative Photographies, Curatorial Re-Positionings’ (Taylor & Francis, 2020), and co-edited the anthology 'Care, Contagion, Community—Self & Other' (Autograph, 2021). Her writing has appeared in numerous artist monographs and publications by Aperture, Tate, Phaidon, and Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. Past books include James Barnor: Ever Young (2015) and Glyphs: Acts of Inscription (2014). Mussai is also Research Associate at the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre, University of Johannesburg; Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts London, and regular guest curator and former Fellow at the Hutchins Centre for African & African American Research at Harvard University. She serves on various art juries and advisory committees, including Fast Forward: Women in Photography, and the Royal Photographic Society. autograph.org.uk

 

Elizabeth Ransom is a visual artist and researcher working between the UK and the US. Ransom uses alternative photographic processes, particularly film soup, soil chromatography, and cyanotypes to translate the experience of transnationality. She is currently enrolled on the PhD research degree programme at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. As an artist Ransom takes from her own lived experiences of migration to explore homesickness and autobiographical memory. Ransom’s research builds on theories of migration and place attachment particularly from the perspective of the migrant woman. Her work has been exhibited internationally in the UK, India, Mexico, China and the US. www.elizabethransom.com

 

Fiona Rogers is the inaugural Parasol Curator of Women in Photography at the V&A. She was previously Director of Photography & Operations for Webber, a photographic agency and gallery with offices in London, New York, and Los Angeles. Prior to Webber she worked for Magnum Photos in a variety of roles, rising to Chief Operations Officer where she was responsible for running the agency and designing and implementing strategies in collaboration with the CEO. In 2011 Fiona created Firecracker, a digital platform and network to champion female photographers. Through monthly online programming and an annual award, the network has grown to around 10,000 followers and subscribers. In 2012 Firecracker launched its inaugural Photographic Grant and has since awarded £20,000 in funding to female artists. In 2017, Fiona published Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now (Thames & Hudson) with coauthor Max Houghton. Fiona has curated exhibitions with a range of artists including Theo Simpson, Marvel Harris and Zora J Murff, and has contributed written articles for magazines and books including Photoworks and BJP. She is a Trustee of the Martin Parr Foundation and the Peter Marlow Foundation and a keen supporter of emerging talent; participating regularly in international juries and festivals. www.vam.ac.uk , fire-cracker.org 

 

Bindi Vora is British-Indian artist working with expanded photography, visiting lecturer at University of Westminster and Curator at Autograph a London-based non-profit arts charity that explores issues of identity, representation, human rights and social justice through photography. Since joining Autograph she has curated Poulomi Basu: Fireflies (2022), cocurated Care I Contagion I Community – Self & Other (2022-2022); Lola Flash: [sur]passing and Maxine Walker: Untitled (both 2019) and contributed to a series of in-conversations with multidisciplinary artists include Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, Maryam Wahid, Tobi Alexandra Falade, David Uzochukwu amongst others. She has independently curated Poulomi Basu: Centralia for Recontres d’Arles – Louis Roederer Discovery Award (2020); Let’s Go Through This Again (Portland Works, Sheffield 2018); her writing has appeared in publications by Maryam Wahid Zaibuinnisa (Midlands Art Centre, 2022); Another Country: British Documentary Photography Since 1945 (Thames & Hudson, 2022); FOAM Magazine (2020), British Journal of Photography (2021) and Loose Associations (2017), participating in public programmes for London Art Fair, GRAIN Photo Hub, The Photographers Gallery amongst others. She currently serves on the Curatorial Advisory Board for Amber-Side Gallery, Newcastle. As an artist her works have been exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery (UK); Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects (UK); 180 The Strand (UK); Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood (UK); Phoenix Gallery (UK); Cultural Centre of Belgrade (RS); Benaki Museum (GR); Art Stage, (SG); amongst others. She has been commissioned by Hospital Rooms an arts and mental health charity to create new artworks for NHS Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, Devon Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (2019) and will undertake a new work for Southwest London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust at Springfield Hospital, London (2022). Her works are part of collections including the Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection / MoMA (US), Guy’s & St Thomas Foundation (UK), The Hyman Collection (UK); Imperial Health Charity (UK), Self-Publish Be Happy at Maison Européenne de la Photographie (FR), The Women’s Art Library at Goldsmith’s University (UK), amongst others. www.bindivora.co.uk

 

Dr Jean Wainwright is a Professor of Contemporary Art and Photography at UCA. Her areas of expertise are in contemporary art and photography. As a writer and academic she has published extensively in the contemporary arts field, contributing to numerous catalogues and books as well as appearing on television and radio programmes (including Woman’s Hour, Today Programme, Channel Four and the BBC) Her Audio Arts Archive (begun in 1996) is still continuing and to date she has interviewed over a 1,800 international artists, makers, photographers, filmmakers and curators, 177 of her published interviews conducted for Audio Arts went online at the Tate in 2014. Her international exhibitions include My Search for Andy
Warhol’s Voice 2011 & 2012, Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea, 2014, Gestures of Resistance, 2017, Powerful Tides, 400 Years of Chatham and the Sea 2018, Another Spring 2018 and Documents from the Edges of Conflict 2021-2022. In addition, Wainwright has covered all the major art fairs and events in the past 15 years interviewing artists. She has also contributed to a number of corporate projects including Crossrail, The Eden Project, Heathrow Terminal 2 (Slipstream) Grosvenor Waterside (cultural placemaking), Gilt of Cain, Ebbsfleet Valley and BT Connected World for FutureCity and FuturePace.

 

ORGANISATIONS
Fast Forward: Women in Photography, based at University for the Creative Arts in the UK, is designed to promote and engage with women in photography across the globe. We intend to provoke new debate and ensure that, as women photographers, that we are in the news and in the history books. There are millions of women in the world of photography and now is the time to arrest the process of forgetting that so frequently erases women from the burgeoning histories of photography and shed light on new ways of thinking, showing, discussing and distributing our work. Started in 2014 with a panel discussion at Tate Modern, Fast Forward has established a significance within the world of photography for highlighting the work of women photographers and for questioning the way that the established canons have been formed. By showcasing the best of emerging and established photography we have started an important discussion and network that will be on going and diverse.Fast Forward has been designed to promote and engage with women in photography in partnership with individuals and organisations from across the globe. We have held workshops in India, Finland, Nigeria, Brazil, the UK, US and Qatar and have had conferences with prestigious partners in the UK, Lithuania and next in Georgia. Right now, we are working with five high powered organisations in the UK, Impressions Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland, Autograph, Work Show Grow and Women for Refugee Women to engage with three groups of women migrants and refugees providing them with skills training and knowledge about photography as a tool of empowerment to give voice to their stories which in turn educate us. The project, “Putting Ourselves in the Picture”, goes live on our website with short films and podcasts in late April and a book of the whole project is published by Trolley Books in June. The project is funded by AHRC/UKRI EDI Engagement Fellowship, University for the Creative Arts and supported by MPB Cameras. We have just launched a fundraising campaign on Instagram @womeninphoto with an amazing group of women photographers from Ukraine to raise money for their cause, which is also available on our website. To support and for more information, please visit our website: fastforward.photography/gallery/ukraine www.fastforward.photography

 

The Hyman Collection is the private collection of Claire and James Hyman. It began in 1996 and consists of over three thousand artworks, from across the world, in all media. In the last fifteen years the collection has focused on international photography from its origins to the present. In particular, the Hyman Collection seeks to support and promote British photography through acquisitions, commissions, loans and philanthropy. The collection includes artists working in photography as well as documentary photographers, and historic as well as contemporary photographs. It has an equal number of works by men and women and seeks, especially, to support the work of contemporary women photographers.

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