MYA’s Managing Director, Carla McKenzie, features in a new photographic exhibition, ‘Women Who Ride Motorbikes’, which is touring the UK all through 2023.
The exhibition, by photographer Patricia Webb, is a photographic story of women who were motorcycle pioneers in earlier generations, combined with today’s trailblazers. The subject matter may be women and their machines: but it’s also a record of profound social change.
Webb sets her camera lens on these women on and off their bikes, putting to right the stereotypes by showing the extraordinary depth and breadth of their interests and achievements.
Carla features in the exhibition alongside her mother, Margaret Young, the founder of MYA and another keen motorcycle rider, who died in 2022.
Carla’s mother was a strong believer in equal opportunities for men and women, and lived this in her life and work. As well as riding all her life, she was a competitive glider pilot and yachtswoman. Her commitment to equality continues to inspire the current generation at MYA.
Carla comments: “it’s a huge privilege to be part of this exhibition, which I hope will encourage others to achieve their dreams in life, without limitations. It was incredibly moving to share this space with mum, and to appreciate just how far society has travelled in the mission to become more inclusive – thanks to people like her”.
For more on Patricia Webb and her campaign in photographs, go to pjwebbphoto.com