In 1986 Helen Muspratt, at the age of 79, was finally receiving recognition for an extraordinary career, mainly as a portrait photographer, but also for her early experimentation with techniques such as solarisation, and for some fascinating ventures into photo-journalism including a trip to the Soviet Union in 1936. Her work was represented in a major exhibition organized by the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, entitled Women Photographers in Britain 1900 -1950. At the same time, the Museum commissioned a new book, Women Photographers – The Other Observers 1900 to the Present by Val Williams. There followed a televised interview; one of the Five Women Photographers programmes produced by Broadside for Chanel 4. The BBC also featured her as one of their Women of our Century – Interviews with six of Britain’s most eminent women.