The Future Of The Engineering Sisterhood + The Golden Age Of Aeronautics Study

Chloe McCarrick

London-based Chloe McCarrick is best known for her circular cyanotypes (one of the oldest printing processes, using ultraviolet light to process imagery). Chloe’s muses are trailblazing women typically from natural history and scientific backgrounds, constructing narratives from the lives of the extraordinary and aspirational.

The pieces displayed here are innovative reworkings of Katherine Johnson; a mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights, and Mary Jackson; mathematician and aerospace engineer at NASA.

Their inspirational stories as Black women defying all precedents and odds to cement themselves as pivotal to the 1960s space race are the central plot to the 2016 film Hidden Figures.